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

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Rules to Be Aware Of

Your attorney is the expert in the court rules and, for the most part, you don’t need to be aware of too many of them. However, so you understand what’s going on around you, and so you know what you should be doing at various points, you should be aware of rules that fall under the following general categories:
Timing rules As discussed earlier in this chapter, remember to ask about due dates and deadlines for everything, and to work with your attorney to meet or beat them.
Codes of conduct Everyone involved in a court case must behave in a polite, collegial, and cordial manner. Of course, this is a rule that’s broken all the time, but when it’s broken in a particularly outstanding manner, the violator can be found in ...

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