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What to Expect in a Civil Lawsuit: Overview of the Legal Process

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Toronto Public Library - Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge Street

Hinton Theatre, 3rd Floor

Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

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Many people go into lawsuits without any knowledge as to how a lawsuit unfolds, or what to expect. Many people express disbelief when they finally find out, at the end of a lawsuit, that the court does not enforce the judgement for you when you win!


In this talk, you will be introduced to a summary of the entire process, beginning with pleadings, the various procedures and deadlines that occur before trial, trial itself and enforcement, and a very brief introduction to what appeals involve.


You will learn the following what the basic phases are in a civil lawsuit:
-Pleadings
-Discovery
-Mediation
-Pre-trial conferences
-Motions
-Trial
-Appeals
You will learn about the concept of precedents. You will learn about the different sets of laws and rules and customs (practices) that may apply.

Heather Hui-Litwin (Ph.D., J.D., LL.M.) was a self-represented litigant herself, before becoming a lawyer. She is the co-founder of a group of lawyers, the Self-Rep Navigators (www.limitedscoperetainers.ca) who offer limited scope legal services.


Part 3 in a 3-part series of Legal Presentations at the Toronto Reference Library:

1. How to get Legal Advice without Breaking the Bank
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 @ 6:30-8:00pm
Hinton Theatre (3rd Floor)

2. Who Does What in the Legal System?
Thursday, February 21, 2019 @ 2:00-4:00pm
Beeton Hall, Main Floor

3. What to Expect in a Civil Lawsuit: Overview of the Legal Process
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 @ 6:30-8:00pm
Hinton Theatre (3rd Floor)

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