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This unique book guides you to native pro excellence in using legal terms of Civil Procedure, enabling you to write and translate legal texts in this practice area in English.


Dictionaries tell you the equivalent of a legal term in another language, and this book tells you how native professionals use legal terms of civil procedure. So, by reading and regulary consulting this book, you can achieve native pro excellence in legal English.


This book guides you to native pro excellence in using 133 civil procedure terms. Knowledge is presented in a clear-cut and user-friendly manner, by sentence patters and sample sentences, for example:


(1) person + seek + sum + in damages

for example: The parents are seeking (sum) in damages for their injuries.


(2) person + file + motion + for order

for example: If you filed a request for an order, the court will consider the request.


(3) person + provide + documentary + evidence + to verb1

for example: Employers must be able to produce sufficient documentary evidence to substantiate the attestation in the event of an investigation.


(4) person + stated + in defense + that + subject + verb

for example: Where the defendant states in his defense that he has paid to the claimant the amount claimed...


(5) judge + reach + conclusion + on the basis of balance of probability + that + subject + verb

for example: The county court judge, having reached the conclusion, on the basis of a balance of probability, that a fraudulent statement had been made...


(6) court + award + sum

for example: The court, in its discretion, may award reasonable attorneys' fees and costs of suit to the prevailing party.


(7) person + seek + stay + of judgment

for example: Defendants sought a stay of the judgment from the district court, pending final resolution of this appeal.


(8) held, dismissing the appeal, that + subject + verb

for exmple: Held, dismissing the appeal, that the defenses pleaded by the appellant failed.


And many more on 157 pages...


Just one reading and you already have a good understanding of how to use the particular term, serving as a model to create similar sentences.


This 157 page (A4 size) book describes the following parts of civil procedure and all terms in use in these parts of this practice area:


Introduction to Civil Procedure

1 The court and its jurisdiction

2 Court action terms

3 Expressing purpose in civil proceedings

4 Name of court action

5 Conditions for trial

5.1 Conditions relating to persons

5.2 Conditions relating to time – statute of limitation

6 Representation and acting on one’ own

6.1.1Person with representation

6.1.2 Person without representation

6.2 Court acting on its own initiative

7 The hearing in general

8 The jury

9 Describing and providing notice of the claim

10 Court documents

11 Service of documents

12 Responding to claims

13 Admission and denial

14 Defending your case

15 Establishing facts of the case

15.1 Evidencing.

15.2 Admissibility and inadmissibility of evidence

15.3 Evidence and underlying facts communicated

15.4 Degrees of weight of evidence

16 Objections

17 Establishing facts by the court

18 Court rulings

18.1.1 Court rulings in noun form

18.1.2 Court rulings in verb form

18.2 Content of court decisions

18.2.1 Court permitting

18.2.2 Court prescribing

18.2.3 Court prohibiting

18.2.4 Court putting forth its determination of a case

19.1 Court decision permitting

19.2 Court decision prescribing

19.3 Court decision prohibiting

19.4 Court decision putting forth content

20 Winning / losing a lawsuit

20.1 Winning a lawsuit

20.2 Losing a lawsuit

21 Court decisions and force

21.1 Final force

21.2 Nonfinal force

22 Enforcement and nonenforcement of judgment

22.1 Enforcement of judgment

22.2 Nonenforcement of judgment

23 Compliance and noncompliance with judgment

23.1 Compliance with judgment

23.2 Noncompliance with judgment

24 The appellate process

24.1 Results of appeal – a successful appeal

24.2 Results of appeal – an unsuccessful appeal

24.3 Other results of appeal

25 Ending of court action


all terms in use in the above topics, so by reading this book, you can have civil procedural law as one of your specialisations.


Written by a legal terminologist and legal translator having completed a Yale law course, and proofread by an U.S. attorney (with a law degree from Yale), this book describes civil procedure in a detailed and comprehensive manner.


The preface to the book was written by an Oxford Law Professor, who confirmed it as being a "masterly work".


Collect all six terminology ebooks, and you can have a jump start in getting familiar with, and then become an expert in these practice areas, as areas of your specialisations.


Terminology of Civil Procedure in Use

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