Federal Court Process

The federal court process will lead you on the following steps until you reach a trial:

Step 1:

Complaint is filed

Step 2:

Plaintiff serves Complaint or Plaintiff provides and Defendant returns Waiver of Service

Step 3:

Defendant files Answer and/or Motion to Dismiss

Step 4:

Joint 26(f) Report

Step 5:

Scheduling Conference

Step 6:

Initial Disclosures

Step 7:

Discovery (Written and Depositions)

Step 8:

Lay and Expert Witnesses and Reports

Step 9:

Summary Judgment

Step 10:

Pre-Trial Conferences, Disclosures, and Motions

Step 11: