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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Lawsuits by Victoria E. Green

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Time Is Always Critical

The most important set of rules you’ll be dealing with concern time. Although lawsuits can take years to work their way through the system, rules are in place to keep them moving along. One of the most frustrating aspects of lawsuits is that you’ll be doing a lot of “hurry up and wait” throughout the process.
One of the first things a lawyer does when she gets a new case is to check the court rules to find out when everything’s due. Some lawyers have special computer programs that help them figure out deadlines and schedule them directly onto their calendars, with warnings a few days or weeks ahead of time put on the calendar, too. This ensures that nothing falls through the cracks and that all deadlines are met. Attorneys ...

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