How are cases presented in court?

The plaintiff carries the burden of proof and will present their evidence and witnesses first. After a witness testifies, the other party in the case can cross examine that witness. Once the plaintiff has presented all their evidence and witnesses, the defendant will have an opportunity to do the same.

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1. In which county should I file my lawsuit?
2. Do I need an attorney?
3. What do I need to bring with me to the court hearing?
4. How are cases presented in court?
5. What do I wear to court?
6. Can I appeal my civil case if I lose in court?
7. What is the difference between a dismissal "with prejudice" and a dismissal "without" prejudice?
8. Can I speak to a Judge when I come into your office?
9. Can a Magistrate Judge perform wedding services?
10. What if I need special assistance?
11. I won a judgement. Where and when do I get paid?