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Civil litigation questionnaire

civil litigation questionnaire

Looking to streamline your law firm's intake process? Our Civil Litigation Questionnaire is tailor-made for you.

Perfect for law firms, attorneys, and lawyers handling civil cases, this form captures essential details. Use it to gather client information, case details, and more - all in one place.

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Questions to include on your Civil litigation questionnaire

1. Personal Information

This section is essential to gather basic details about the law firms, attorneys, or lawyers who are filling out the form.

  • What is your full name?
  • What is your email address?
  • What is your contact number?
  • What is the name of your law firm?

2. Case Information

This part of the form seeks to understand the specifics of the civil litigation cases that the law firms, attorneys, or lawyers are dealing with.

  • What is the case title?
  • What is the jurisdiction of the case?
  • What is the case number?
  • What is the date of the case?

3. Plaintiff Information

Collecting information about the plaintiff can provide insights into the opposing party in the case.

  • What is the full name of the plaintiff?
  • What is the plaintiff's address?

4. Defendant Information

This section is needed to gather details about the defendant in the civil litigation case.

  • What is the full name of the defendant?
  • What is the defendant's address?

Summary for sections 3 and 4: The information about the plaintiff and the defendant is important to understand the parties involved in the case. It can also be used for conflict checks and to ensure proper service of papers.

5. Case Details

This portion is meant to understand more about the specifics of the case.

  • What is the nature of the dispute? (Contractual dispute, Property dispute, Tort claim, Others)
  • What is the estimated value of the dispute?
  • Please provide a brief description of the case.

The nature and value of the dispute are important to assess the complexity and potential cost of the case. The brief description allows for a preliminary analysis of the case.

This section is intended to know about the legal representation details of the case.

  • Do you represent the plaintiff or the defendant? (Plaintiff, Defendant)
  • Is this a pro bono case? (Yes, No)

Knowing whether the lawyer is representing the plaintiff or defendant helps to understand their role in the case. Additionally, knowing if the case is pro bono can affect the resources allocated to it.

7. Case Status

This part helps to know the current status of the case.

  • What is the current status of the case? (Investigation, Pleadings, Discovery, Pre-Trial, Trial, Settlement, Appeal)

The case status can affect the urgency of required actions and inform about the next steps to be taken.

Things to consider

  1. Simplicity - Keep the form as simple as possible, with clear and concise questions. Using technical jargon or legal terms might confuse users.
  2. Adaptive Design - Ensure the form is mobile-friendly. Many users will be completing this form on their phone or tablet.
  3. Validation - Use HTML5 validation to ensure all fields are filled out correctly. This can prevent incomplete or incorrect submissions.
  4. Progress Indicators - If the form is long, consider using progress indicators. They can show users how much of the form they've completed and how much is left.
  5. Autofill Functions - Implement autofill functions wherever possible to save the user's time. This can be especially useful for fields like address or contact information.
  6. Security - Make sure to use secure connections for form submissions. Law firms deal with sensitive client data which needs to be protected.
  7. Feedback - Allow users to review their responses before submitting the form. Also, ensure they receive a confirmation after submission so they know it was successful.

How to create your Civil litigation questionnaire

Now that you know what questions you should include, it's time to build your form!

The only problem is that traditional forms tools are inefficient.

People will forget to fill out your form. They'll get stuck halfway and not be able to finish it. Or they'll send you the wrong stuff. You end up wasting hours chasing people down over email. 

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  • Automatic reminders - Remind people to complete their form with fully customizable reminders.
  • Reject incorrect information - If a single question is filled out incorrectly, ask your client to re-do just that one item.
  • Autosaving - No progress gets lost. People can fill out forms in multiple sittings.
  • Comments and questions - If the person filling the form gets stuck, they can ask a question without having to email you.

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