In this practical guide, we try to provide as much information as possible regarding the mechanics of how federal courts exercise jurisdiction over your civil case. We discuss everything from the number and locations of the various federal courts down to the nuances involved in what constitutes a good faith filing under 28 U.S.C. 1446. This course is ideal for the new attorney dabbling in the federal court system, the more mature attorney newly dabbling in the federal system, or anyone who is interested in the operation of the federal courts. There is enough to do in keeping your client, supervisor and/or claims professionals happy without having to also worry about the forum defendant rule.
- What are the Federal Courts?
- Diversity of Citizenship
- Amount in Controversy
- Change Is Scary
- Tips, Tricks and Traps
- Once You Are in Federal Court
- Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
- Policies and Procedures