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Civil Procedure Checklist:

1. Person Jurisdiction
a. Statutory?
b. Constitutional?
2. Subject Matter Jx
a. § 1331, 1332, 1367, 1441, 1446, 1447 [Diversity, Federal-Question,
Supplemental, Removal]
3. Service of Process/Notice
4. Venue
a. § 1391, 1404, 1406
5. Erie Doctrine
6. Pleadings – Rules 8, 11, 12, 15
a. Complaint
b. Response
c. Amendments
7. Joinder
a. Permissive claim joinder
b. Permissive party joinder
c. Compulsory party joinder
i. Counterclaim
ii. Crossclaim
iii. 3rd party claims
d. Impleader
e. Intervention
f. Interpleader
8. Discovery
9. Resolving WITHOUT Trial – Rules 12, 56
a. 12(b)(6) Dismissal
b. Summary Judgment
10. Jury
a. 7th Amendment
b. JMOL
c. Motion for new trial
11. Appeal
12. Preclusion doctrines
a. Res Judicata/Claim preclusion
b. Collateral estoppel/issue preclusion