Duquesne University School of Law

Legal Research Guides - Pretrial Litigation Techniques

Primary Sources

Rules         

Federal rules of civil procedure

Title II. Commencing an Action, Service of Process, Pleadings, Motions and Orders
Title III.  Pleadings and Motions
Title V.  Disclosures and Discovery

Pennsylvania rules of civil procedure

In particular:

Chapter 200 Business of the Courts
Chapter 4000 Depositions and Discovery

Regulations

Pennsylvania codeTitle 231 Rules of Civil Procedure

In particular:

Chapter 200 Business of the Courts
Chapter 4000 Depositions and Discovery

Introductory Resources (Study Aids)

Encyclopedias

  • American jurisprudence 2d (available in Reporter Collection and on Lexis Advance and Westlaw)
    Look under:  
    Depositions and Discovery
    Motions, Rules and Orders
    Pleading
    Pretrial Conference and Procedure
  • Corpus juris secundum. (available in Reporter Collection and on Westlaw)
    Look under: 
    Depositions
    Discovery
    Motions and Orders
    Pleading
  • Pennsylvania law encyclopedia 2nd ed.  (available in Pennsylvania Collection and on Lexis Advance)
    Look under: 
    Discovery and Depositions
    Pleading

Treatises

Legal Research Databases (access restrictions may apply)

Websites

Pretrial Litigation in General

Initial Meeting with Client

Depositions

Discovery

Expert Testimony/Expert Witnesses

Interrogatories

Motions

Pleadings

Pa Code Information

Blogs

Gumberg Library Databases

               JStor -http://www.jstor.org.authenticate.library.duq.edu/

Browse the Print Collection by Call Number

KF8866-KF8885 Pleading and Motions
KF8900-KF8902 Pretrial Procedure
KFP535 Pennsylvania Pleading and Motions
KFP537 Pennsylvania Pretrial Procedure

 

created by: Patricia Horvath
rev. 2/18/2013; rev. 10/7/2015