Old Litigation Basics: Reading Case Files, Making Court Briefs
Litigation Basics:
Reading Case Files, Making Court Briefs

Course Duration


Course Starts from

20th JUNE 2021

Course Fee

₹ 2,500
₹ 2,200


What happens when you are out of law school and inside a courtroom?

Knowing the law alone does not prepare you for litigation. When you are just starting out, you will not be expected to devise a strategy for the case or recite the legal provisions, but you will be expected to be extremely well-prepared with the case file.

This course will teach you a simple process through which you can convert bulky case files into short case notes. Thus, making you well-prepared for the hearing, saving the court’s precious time and cast a good impression on the judge as well as your seniors.

What’s more? To get started, you do not even need any prior experience of litigation!


Self-paced learning

Developed by Practicing High Court and Supreme Court Lawyers

Discussion Portal

Live classes

Practical Assignment and Feedback

What will your journey look like?

The Start

You are here

2 weeks

You will have learnt: 1. How the court proceeds with a civil and criminal case;
2. How to check your case status online.

3 weeks

You will know how to read a case file & understand it enough to condense it.

4 weeks

You will have prepared your own brief on a real case file & received feedback from litigators

Why Lawctopus Law School?

We are the Law School you always wanted, online!

3200+ Students

Since March 2020, Lawctopus Law School has taught over 3200 law students, young lawyers, professionals, academicians, and business persons.

Highly Rated

Over 300 students have rated our courses 4.5/5 and called them a ‘warm’ learning experience!

Industry Recognition

We have tied up with law firms like Surana and Surana, Sujata Choudhari IP Attorneys; publishers like Oakbridge; and, industry bodies like Delhi Management Association, etc.

Developed for Impact. With Care

All our courses are developed with an academician, a practitioner, and a researcher on board. Our students develop a 360 degree outlook through all our courses.

Why should you join this course?

Whats included

44 lessons

Online Accessibility

Complimentary access for additional 2 months

₹ 2,200 ₹ 2,500

Meet the Faculty

The course is prepared by Harshita Agarwal (Lead Faculty), Sanya Arora and Javedur Rahman. The delivery of the course is handled by our Learning Managers.

Harshita Agarwal​
  • Advocate, practising in the courts in Delhi.
  • Rich experience working on cases ranging from insolvency to arbitration.
  • B.A. LL.B (Hons.) from UPES, Dehradun in 2015.
  • Currently working as an Associate at Link Legal.
Old Litigation Basics: Reading Case Files, Making Court Briefs
Sanya Arora
  • Practised Civil & Commercial Litigation across courts in Delhi/NCR.
  •  LL.B from Department of Laws, Panjab University, Chandigarh in 2018.
  • Honors Degree in Political Science from Lady Sri Ram College. for Women, Delhi University.
  • Currently working as a Learning Manager at Lawctopus Law School.
Javedur Rahman
Javedur Rahman​
  • Advocate-on-record of the Supreme Court of India.
  • B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from NUJS Kolkata in 2013.
  • Diverse experience in various fields of law including Constitutional Law, Tax Law and Consumer Law.
  • He is currently practicing in the High Court of Delhi and the Supreme Court of India.


This course, designed by practicing lawyers, will teach you how to be well prepared for any matter in court!

PDF Document Introduction to Basics of Litigation
Video Course Why this Course? Experiences of a Litigator
Assessment Knowledge Check 1!
PDF Document Overview of the Stages of Court Proceedings
Video Course Stages of Civil Proceedings
Video Course Stages of Criminal Proceedings
PDF Document Navigating through E-courts Website
Video Course Checking Case Status Online – District Courts
Video Course Checking Court Orders Online – District Courts
Video Course Checking Case Details Online – High Courts
Video Course Checking Case Status Online – Supreme Court
Video Course Checking Cause List Online – Supreme Court
Assessment Knowledge Check 2!
PDF Document Case File and its Constituents
Video Course Documents in a Case File – Intro
Video Course Documents in a Case File – Civil Matters
Video Course Documents in a Case File – Criminal Matters
Video Course Documents in a Case File – Miscellaneous
PDF Document Repository – Sample Bail Application
PDF Document Repository – Sample Bail Bond
PDF Document Repository – Sample FIR
PDF Document Repository – Sample Chargesheet
PDF Document Repository – Sample Inspection Form
PDF Document Repository – Sample Replication
Video Course Arranging a Case File
PDF Document Arrangement of Documents in a Case File
Video Course Reading Case Files
PDF Document How to Start Reading a Case File?
PDF Document The Lost Art of Note-taking
Assessment Knowledge Check 3!
PDF Document Connecting the Dots
PDF Document Preparing Notes: Briefs
PDF Document Paraphrasing for your Brief
PDF Document Things to remember and mistakes to avoid
Video Course Things to keep in mind while preparing Court Briefs: Notes
Video Course Preparing Digital Case Files in the Era of Virtual Courtrooms
Assessment Knowledge Check 4!
Video Course Civil Case Brief – Part 1
Video Course Civil Case Brief – Part 2
Video Course Civil Case Brief – Part 3
Video Course Criminal Case Brief


of Completion

Complete the course and get
a certificate
from Lawctopus Law School

Enrol for the Course

Certificate of Completion for Litigation Basics

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Student Feedback



Based on 81 reviews

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Old Litigation Basics: Reading Case Files, Making Court Briefs

Pranzal Jha

Student, D.Y. Patil College of Law
November Batch (2020)

It was a great learning experience! This course has given me skills that I would have gained after many internships and many harassment. Definitely this will save time and help me edge over other things and save time in future.

Live sessions by Sanya ma’am and Harshita ma’am were of great importance, the way we were taught and every doubts were cleared there and then, no matter how small or big the question was.

Course not only helps in making case briefs but also teaches you many other basic skills important for litigation.

Old Litigation Basics: Reading Case Files, Making Court Briefs

Vibhu Banerji

Student, Faculty of Law (Lucknow Univ)
February Batch (2021)

The course was Thought Provoking! I have learnt skills and techniques which are not ordinarily covered by the curriculum of law schools. More than anything else the personalized guidance received by the course coordinators has augmented my confidence.

First and foremost I liked the learning atmosphere. It was warm and inviting.  For an introvert like me it’s extremely easy to fall in a shell or hide behind the phone but kudos to the course coordinators who were more than inviting to draw the students out of their comfort zones yet not feel threatened or overwhelmed.

Old Litigation Basics: Reading Case Files, Making Court Briefs

Anushka Dwivedy​

Student, Central University of South Bihar
September Batch (2020)

After completing the course, I am feeling confident about joining an advocate’s chamber.

Joining this course has been the best I’ve learnt this quarantine. I would highly recommend a student to do this as while we read CPC or CrPC without knowing the practical examples, it is more like learning a surgery without cadaver.

This course gives an overview of what and how the proceeding goes.

The live classes! They are the most amazing part of this course. Mentors not only discussed the sine qua non to fulfil the expectations of this course but we have engaging sessions about CPC and CrPC.

The reading materials are soo soo comprehensive yet short that I learnt not only about preparing case briefs but also about how to note things in short way (e.g. by using veinn diagram or box diagram etc).  Overall, my experience was outstanding!

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