There are often time limits for submitting a written statement in the course of civil proceedings .
In court proceedings, a distinction is made between preparatory and determinative briefs:
- Preparatory briefs
- are intended to simplify the oral hearing by clarifying many factual and controversial points in the run-up to the court hearing . This corresponds to the process maxim of the concentration principle, according to which a legal case should, if possible, be dealt with in an oral hearing.
- Determining briefs
- however, directly influence the progress of a procedure. As an example, briefs for German civil proceedings are mentioned that declare a withdrawal or an acknowledgment .
- Subsequent submission
- Ute Mager, Ingo von Münch: Staatsrecht I. State organization law taking into account European references, 7th completely revised edition, Verlag W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart 2009, ISBN 978-3-17-020786-8 .
- Peter Stegmaier: Knowing what is law. Judicial legal practice from a sociological and ethnographic point of view. 1st edition, VS Research, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Dortmund 2006, ISBN 978-3-531-16341-3 .
- The written form requirement for defining pleadings on the test bench of modern legal relations (accessed on November 10, 2015)
- Legal revision course (accessed on November 10, 2015)