Civil procedure law covers regulations to clarify and enforce civil law claims in proceedings conducted before courts and enforcement authorities. It forms an important part of the civil legal protection system. A knowledge of civil procedure law is a core competence for lawyers – this in contrast to other areas of civil law, where even people who have had no legal training in their sphere of activity often have some practical knowledge. There is good reason why professionally-managed civil procedures are a task reserved for lawyers. Nevertheless, or perhaps even because of this, students tend to view the subject as difficult. This could be due to the fact that civil procedure issues play a relatively minor role in the immediate realities of life, and those conveyed in the media – unlike connections with family law, rent law or criminal law. The challenge is therefore to make the material clear without simplifying it or blurring its complex legal system. It is also important to ensure constant exchange with lawyers working in legal practice and the judiciary, which is very beneficial for both research and teaching. Further training events such as conferences and courses provide forums for such exchange. However, the foundations and point of departure are initially always serious academic analysis of civil procedure law issues. This is the primary role of the chair, and one which it aims to continue tackling through exchange with students and professional colleagues.