Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures, 4th edition

  • Thomas F. Goldman, 
  • Alice Hart Hughes

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Overview

Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures is a multimedia introduction to civil litigation, from pre- to posttrial. It teaches you the skills needed to pursue a career in civil litigation, from the details of the litigation process to the work of paralegals, to pretrial preparation and posttrial procedures.

Throughout the text, the authors integrate videos to give you a realistic sense of the law office. For example, video case studies built into the text illustrate each step of the litigation process and demonstrate a wide variety of practice and procedural scenarios. You'll also work through hands-on activities, some of which lead to the creation of documents for a professional portfolio.

In addition to updated laws and procedures, the 4th Edition includes a new Virtual Law Office Experience to help you prepare for a law office internship.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2019

ISBN-13: 9780137403158

Subject: Paralegal Studies

Category: Civil Litigation

Overview

PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL LITIGATION
1. The Paralegal in Civil Litigation
1A. Appendix: Building Your Professional Portfolio and Reference Manual
2. Ethics and Professional Responsibility
3. Litigation Management and Technology

PART 2: PLANNING THE LITIGATION
4. The Court System, Settlement, and Alternative Dispute Resolution
5. Causes of Actions and Litigation Strategies
6. Evidence
7. Interviews and Investigation in Civil Litigation

PART 3: DOCUMENTS IN CIVIL LITIGATION
8. Pleadings: Complaint, Summons, and Service
9. Motions Practice
10. Pleadings: Responses to Complaint

PART 4: FORMAL DISCOVERY METHODS
11. Introduction to Discovery
12. Issues in Electronic Discovery
13. Interrogatories and Requests for Production
14. Depositions
15. Other Forms of Discovery

PART 5: TRIAL OF THE CASE
16. Trial Preparation -- Postdiscovery to Pretrial
17. Trial
18. The Electronic Courtroom and Trial Presentation

PART 6: POSTTRIAL ISSUES
19. Posttrial Procedures
20. Enforcement of Judgments

APPENDICES
1. Chapter Opening Case Study
2. Comprehensive Case Study: School Bus-Truck Accident Case Study
3. Supplemental Case Studies

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