You are Currently Visiting The NCBA CLE Online Catalog & Learning Portal

Part of the 
"How to Practice Law" 

This "how to" guide walks new attorneys through the steps of filing a civil lawsuit and also serves as a great tool for more experienced litigators to brush up on this fundamental skill. It discusses standard civil litigation procedures and provides the answers to basic questions, such as: 

  • Where do I file?
  • What do I file?
  • What must be included in the complaint?
  • Is a particular form or style required?
  • Who signs the complaint?
  • What is a cover sheet?
  • How do I notify the defendant(s) of the lawsuit?

... and much more!

Get right down to the nitty-gritty with a step-by-step summary of exactly how to execute this fundamental task in the real world. The easy-to-follow format will prepare you for filing your first lawsuit (or refresh your memory to file your fiftieth!) within minutes, not hours.

Are you a member of the NCBA? Click on "Add to Cart" to get this download for FREE

Click on the "In Depth" tab for pricing options and author biography.

To check out the other quick reference guides in this series, also free for NCBA members, click on a link below: 

How to Probate a Will & Obtain Letters Testamentary

How to File & Foreclose a Mechanic's Lien (coming soon!)

Product Information
Product Date:
May 02, 2016
Pricing & Download Instructions

Pricing Options:

NCBA Member  $0
Non-Member $20
Tax is not included in the non-member pricing above
and will be applied when added to the cart.


1.   Make sure that you are logged in to your NCBA account. (If you are logged in, you should see "Welcome, 

      [Your Name]!" in the upper right corner of this webpage.)

2.   Click "Add to Cart" (located to the right under Products / Download).

3.   When ready to complete your transaction, go to your NCBA shopping cart (indicated by the purple shopping cart
      icon in the top right corner of the page).

4.   Click "Check Out." 

5.   If you are a non-member, provide your billing address and credit card information. If you are a NCBA member, skip
      this step and continue to #6 below.

6.   Click "Submit Order."

To access the download(s) AFTER following the steps above:

1.   Click on the "My Publications" tab at the top of the page (from the main navigation, this is located under CLE /
      Publications / Your Publications).

2.   Click on the title of the quick reference guide under "Your Content."

3.   Click on the blue PDF button to the left of the title (located under "Resources"). The PDF should now begin to

Speaker Information
Manning Connors   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
CLE Premier Pass
NCBA Member: $0.00
Non-Member Price: $20.00