The Litigation Filing Deep Dive

Learn the nuts and bolts of preparing and submitting filings in litigation matters, from local rules to eFiling systems. 


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Litigation filing—made easy

Let's face it: Filing documents in litigation can be stressful. From researching the local rules to making sure you have the correct eFiling credentials—all modern litigators should understand how to manage a filing. Even if you're a senior attorney, understanding the filing process can help set your team up to succeed.

Learn how to manage a successful litigation filing

Learn how to manage a successful filing from start to finish. This includes: What a filing is; a refresher on the litigation process; and how eFiling in federal and state courts actually works.

Review the key steps in civil litigation

Review the basic stages in civil litigation to help you understand how filings fit into your case's bigger picture.

Get the eFiling skills employers want and need

Legal employers these days want attorneys and legal professionals who can hit the ground running. This course will help you stand out from the crowd by teaching you how to plan, manage, and execute a flawless litigation filing from day one. 

Discover everything you'll learn

Learn how to plan, manage, and execute a litigation filing in federal and state court. From researching local rules to uploading your final documents, this course covers it all. 

eFiling foundations

Filing basics, how eFiling rules work, and other preliminary things to know before starting a filing.

The litigation process

Review the essential steps in civil litigation, from interviewing potential clients to appealing a ruling.

The eFiling lifecycle

Walk through all the key stages of an eFiling: Planning, researching the rules, finalizing docs, filing, and following up.

Developing your eFiling skills

Learn how to create processes and checklists to set you and your team up to succeed.

Sample filing documents 

Browse sample documents relevant to filings, like civil cover sheets, local rules, and judicial standing orders.

Get your certificate

Once you complete all the lessons, don't forget to download your Litigation Filing Certificate of Completion! 

eFiling made easy

It's time to level up your legal skills.

Course contents


We are on a mission to make legal skills training effective, easy to use, and engaging.’s core goal is to help attorneys see real results in their skills training. We spent years studying and compiling science-backed and effective legal writing, practice, and technology skills used by the world's best lawyers. Then we built workshops and interactive courses using the latest educational science so that lawyers can learn new skills step-by-step. 
Our training is headed by Professor Joe Regalia and our legal skills team. Professor Regalia graduated first in his class at the University of Michigan Law School, clerked for federal trial and appellate courts, practiced at AmLaw 100 firms, and is a member of the faculty at the William S. Boyd School of Law—the number one ranked law school for legal writing skills and research. Joe regularly leads training for leading firms and organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, the Department of Justice, and U.S. Courts of Appeals. 
Our workshops and self-paced training are interactive, engaging, and drive real results. Our platform offers the largest library of legal skills training in the world. And our hybrid model of live and on-demand learning can replace or supplement just about every aspect of your training program. 

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Why litigation filing really matters

It may not seem like it, but knowing how to manage litigation filings is an essential skill for any litigator. Just consider a few things that could go wrong during a filing:
  • Miscalculating a filing deadline
  • Failing to attach required documents
  • Improperly filing a document under seal
And trust us, there's plenty more. But here's the good news: This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to set you and your team up for filing success.
With a little planning and practice, you'll be a litigation filing pro in time.

Frequently asked questions

How long will I have access to this course?

If you purchase this course by itself, you'll have unlimited access to it for one year. If you purchase as part of a membership, you will have access for as long as you remain a member.

Can I download cheat sheets, checklists, and other resources from this course?

Yes! This course is full of PDF resources that you are welcome to download and keep for your own use.

Why should I become a member? members get access to all our Skill Paths, Deep Dive courses, and up to 12 live workshops each year. You also get instant access to any new content we release while you're a member. Plus, becoming a member unlocks the most comprehensive legal skills training in the world. Who wouldn't want that?

Can I cancel my membership at any time?

Yes! You can cancel your membership at anytime. Your membership will auto-renew until you cancel.

Can I buy this course or get a membership for my organization?

Absolutely. We have volume discounts for law firms, law schools, and other organizations. Contact us for more information.

I really want this course, but I can't afford it. What should I do?

Part of our mission is to make legal skills training accessible to as many people as possible. If you really can't afford one of our products, please contact us and let us know your situation and what products interest you. We'll do everything we can to help.

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