How Many Days Again? (Part 1) | Civil Procedure Bar Review | Awesome Civil Procedure “Lecture”

How Many Days Again? (Part 1) | Civil Procedure Bar Review | Awesome Civil Procedure “Lecture”


Congrats! You’re pregnant! You may not have thought about it before, but law school and the bar are a heck of a lot like pregnancy and going into labor: exhaustion, restless nights, ever-increasing discomfort, and finally, a climax of a lot of pushing and pain. You may even have strange late-night cravings along the way. This law student sure did. Like almost all law students, she ate an obscene amount of pizza, but not just any pizza. She added the most bizarre toppings! One time she ate one pizza topped with seven toppings: pickled duck, roasted exotic duck, almonds, stuffed mushrooms, dusted raisins, wild raisins, and rosemary. Again, pickled duck, roasted exotic duck, almonds, stuffed mushrooms, dusted raisins, wild raisins, and rosemary. Got that? You better, because each topping is your key to remembering a common Civil Procedure 30-day deadline. Remember, she ate one pizza and each topping is tied to a roughly 1 month deadline. Pickled duck means pretrial disclosures. Pickled duck? Pretrial disclosures. Roasted exotic duck means rebuttal expert disclosures, after the other side discloses the expert you want to rebut. Again, roasted exotic duck means rebuttal expert disclosures. You may have noticed duck always means disclosures. Almonds mean appeal notices, after the judge enters the order or judgment. Again, almonds mean appeal notices. By the way, if special parties are involved, like the US government, you get an extra 30 days to appeal, so that’s like another pizza. Stuffed mushrooms means summary judgment motions after discovery closes. Again, stuffed mushrooms? Summary judgment motions. Dusted raisins are discovery responses, like responses to interrogatories, requests to admit, and document production requests. Again, dusted raisins: discovery responses. Wild raisins are waiver responses after the request to waive service is sent. Again, wild raisins are waiver responses. Yes, raisins always mean responses. And finally, rosemary means removal-related, like motions to remove or remand after removal. Again, rosemary? Removal-related. What are those seven toppings one more time? Pickled duck, roasted exotic duck, almonds, stuffed mushrooms, dusted raisins, wild raisins, and rosemary. What does pickled duck stand for? Pretrial disclosures. What does roasted exotic duck stand for? Rebuttal expert disclosures. What does almonds stand for? Appeal notices. What does stuffed mushrooms stand for? Summary judgment motions. What about dusted raisins? Discovery responses. What does wild raisins stand for? Waver responses. Finally, what does rosemary stand for? Removal-related. Let’s recap! One pizza, seven toppings: pickled duck, roasted exotic duck, almonds, stuffed mushrooms, dusted raisins, wild raisins, and rosemary. In other words, roughly one-month deadlines for pretrial disclosures, rebuttal expert disclosures, appeal notices, summary judgment motions, discovery responses, waiver responses, and removal-related stuff. If you’ve got all that, you’re golden! The rest of the pizzas are easier to stomach. If you don’t have all that, your normal. Just play that back a few more times and you’ll get it. On to the other pizzas. That’s right, there’s more crazy pizzas. Another time she ate two pizzas with two wild toppings: wild Asian raisins and wild crispy anchovies. Again, wild Asian raisins and wild crispy anchovies. Wild Asian raisins mean waiver abroad responses– waiver responses after the request to waive service is sent when the responder is abroad, like in Asia. Again, wild Asian raisins? Waiver abroad responses. Wild crispy anchovies are waiver complaint answers– answers to complaints after the waiver request is sent, if you waive service. Wild crispy anchovies? Waiver complaint answers. Yes, wild always means waiver, and anchovies always mean answers. Let’s recap! Two pizzas two toppings. What are they? Wild Asian raisins and wild crispy anchovies. What does wild Asian raisins stand for? Waiver abroad responses. What does wild crispy anchovies stand for? Waiver complaint answers. Two pizzas, two wild toppings: wild Asian raisins and wild crispy anchovies. In other words, roughly two month deadlines for waiver abroad responses and waiver complaint answers. Again, roughly two month deadlines for waiver abroad responses and waiver complaint answers. Alrighty, only one more set of pizzas in this story and you’ll have all the common 30-, 60-, and 90-day Civil Procedure deadlines down pat. There was that time she ate three pizzas with three toppings: wild Asian crispy anchovies, exotic duck, and spicy sausage. Again, wild Asian crispy anchovies, exotic duck, and spicy sausage. Wild Asian crispy anchovies are waiver abroad complaint answers– answers to complaints after the waiver request is sent, if you waive service while abroad, like in Asia. Again, wild Asian crispy anchovies? Waiver abroad complaint answers. By the way, being abroad normally means one more pizza– in other words, adding another 30 days to the deadline. Exotic duck means expert disclosures before trial for expert testimony beyond rebuttal. Again, exotic duck? Expert disclosures. Now, spicy sausage means summons service after complaint filing. Again, spicy sausage? Summons service. Let’s put a ribbon on it! Three pizzas,three toppings. What are they? Wild Asian crispy anchovies, exotic duck, and spicy sausage. What does wild Asian crispy anchovies stand for? Waiver abroad complaint answers. What does exotic duck stand for? Expert disclosures. What does spicy sausage stand for? Summon service. Three pizzas, three toppings: wild Asian crispy anchovies, exotic duck, and spicy sausage. In other words, roughly three month deadlines for waiver abroad complaint answers, expert disclosures, and summons service. Again, roughly three month deadlines for waiver abroad complaint answers, expert disclosures, and summons service. Now, let’s put that together with the other pizzas. How pizzas how many toppings did she put on that one pizza? Seven toppings. What were they? Pickled duck, roasted exotic duck, almonds, stuffed mushrooms, dusted raisins, wild raisins, and rosemary. Again, pickled duck, roasted exotic duck, almonds, stuffed mushrooms, dusted raisins, wild raisins, and rosemary. What does that mean? Roughly one month deadlines for pretrial disclosures, rebuttal expert disclosures, appeal notices, summary judgment motions, discovery responses, waiver responses, and removal-related stuff. Again, roughly one month deadlines for pretrial disclosures, rebuttal expert disclosures, appeal notices, summary judgment motions, discovery responses, waiver responses, and removal-related stuff. Now, how many toppings did she put on the next two wild pizzas? Two. What were they? Wild Asian raisins and wild crispy anchovies. Again, wild Asian raisins and wild crispy anchovies. What does that mean? Roughly two month deadlines for waiver abroad responses and waiver complaint answers. Again, roughly two month deadlines for waiver abroad responses and waiver complaint answers. Finally, how many toppings did she put on the last three pizzas? Three. What were they? Wild Asian crispy anchovies, exotic duck, and spicy sausage. Again, wild Asian crispy anchovies, exotic duck, and spicy sausage. What does that mean? Roughly three month deadlines for waiver abroad complaint answers, expert disclosures, and summons service. Again, roughly three month deadlines for waiver abroad complaint answers, expert disclosures, and summons service. So, those are the common 30-, 60-, and 90-day deadlines in Civil Procedure. Remember them by the pizza. Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to subscribe for more killer Crushendo content. By the way, if you haven’t tried our audio outlines loaded with proprietary memory hacks, you gotta visit Crushendo.net. Until next time, happy cramming.

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    Heather Balinski

    This is a great way to memorize a ton of information quickly. Just probably need to listen to it about 10 times. These pizzas don't sound like anything I craved.

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