Civil Pleadings: Suits, Procedure & Lifecycle of a Civil Suit

This course gives an insight on the principles of drafting civil pleadings. It explains the procedure and nuances of drafting in a concise manner.

Civil Pleadings: Suits, Procedure & Lifecycle of a Civil Suit

Course Description

This LawSkills course deals exclusively with the branch of civil pleadings and gives an understanding of all the topics revolving around the art of drafting effective pleadings. From giving a perspective on the basic principles of pleadings to providing a jurisprudential aspect, this course explains the procedure to file a pleading in a very crisp and concise manner. Law students, fresh graduates and young lawyers would find this course a strong source to develop profound understanding of civil pleadings.

Course Outcomes:
  • Understand the development and procedure to file a civil pleading in India
  • Draft Court documents in accordance with the applicable Court rules and interlocutory applications that are to be filed in a Court
  • Advise a client on the effects of a judgment, enforcement of said judgment and costs orders
  • Understand the issues in civil practice with the help of given case laws and case studies
Course Details:

Target Audience

  • Lawyers

  • Legal Advisors and Counsel

  • Law Students and Researchers

  • Other stakeholders interested in learning the procedure to file a civil pleading in Court, in India

Access Timeframe

6 Months


There are no prerequisites for this course.
Certificate Info:

Type of Certification

Certificate of Achievement

Format of Certification


Professional Association/Affiliation

LawSkills & Manupatra

Method of Obtaining Certification

Learners must attempt the exam at the end of the course and secure at least 50% marks to obtain the course certificate. Upon meeting these requirements, the certificate will be printable on demand.

Course Outline

  • Introduction and basics of civil pleadings
  • Plaint and written statements
  • Rejoinder and counter claim
  • Appeals, review and revision petitions
  • Drafting of written statement, rejoinder, replication, iInterlocutory application
  • Writs, PIL's, SLP's
  • Trips and clicks to plead your case
  • Points to note during drafting
  • Object and scope of amendment of pleadings
  • Condition for grant/rejection of amendment applications
  • Application under the provisions of CPC
  • Important types of pleadings and when to file them


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