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A Paralegal's Guide for Drafting Pleadings


Understand how to assist attorneys in litigation by efficiently and effectively drafting pleadings.

Navigating in the federal court system can be intimidating, especially when you are commencing or defending a case. It is important to know the difference between a pleading and a motion and how the various documents in pre-trial procedure will benefit the client. This course examines common errors made, best practices and practical procedural and best practice tips to ensure success for your client and attorney in pleading and motion practice. Also, learn about new trends and rules.



Dennis I. Wilenchik, Esq.

Dennis I. Wilenchik, Esq.

Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C.

  • Managing partner at Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C., Phoenix, Arizona, established in 1991
  • Focused on trial work for more than 40 years and has tried hundreds of cases, both civil and criminal, for many high-profile individuals, companies, politicians and government entities, and officials
  • Practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on real estate and business
  • Nationally certified civil trial advocate for over 30 years with the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a member of various American Bar Association committees, including the Trial Practice and Evidence Committees
  • Spoken at numerous seminars on trials and evidence, e-discovery, admissibility of email and Internet evidence, the rules of civil procedure and their impact on electronically stored information, the importance of deposition summaries in trial preparation, and other trial preparation courses
  • Rated as a Super Lawyer by Thomson-Reuters, achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory┬«, a member of AZ Finest Lawyers, a Lawyer of Distinction, and has been voted Best Trial Lawyer in Arizona Foothills Magazine three years in a row
  • Licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in Arizona and Texas, the state of New York, the United States Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Licensed to practice in Arizona, Texas, New York, and the District of Columbia
  • J.D. degree, South Texas College of Law; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Brooklyn College of the City University, New York
  • Can be contacted at 602-606-2810, [email protected], or [email protected]

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