This trailblazing work, now in its Ninth Edition, continues to be the standard of pretrial litigation texts. This widely adopted book is used in skills and clinic courses, advanced civil procedure seminars, civil procedure classes, as well as in pretrial litigation classes. The chapters comprehensively explain case planning, investigation, pleadings, discovery, e-discovery, depositions, interrogatories, document and ESI production, admission requests, sanctions, procedural and dispositive motions, effective motion advocacy, and alternative dispute resolution and settlement methods. These chapters enable students to become highly competent, responsible, and ethical litigators. This benchmark text covers the strategies, tactics, and techniques applicable to pretrial and prehearing practice before judges, arbitrators, and administrative officials. The extensive text provides examples and illustrations of successful litigators. A new and innovative feature includes web-based electronic documents. Case files involving electronic discovery will be stored on a website that students and the professor have access to. This location contains numerous electronic documents and problems involving electronically stored information. Students will be able to locate, identify, search, and analyze electronic documents to better prepare them for modern litigation experiences. No other law school text provides this type of opportunity and experience.