Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures, 4th edition

  • Thomas F. Goldman
  • Alice Hart Hughes

Overview

For courses in civil litigation.

Multimedia introduction to civil litigation, from pre- to posttrial
Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures teaches students the skills they need to pursue careers 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 video simulations and hands-on activities, some of which lead students to create documents they can include in a professional portfolio. In addition to updated laws and procedures, the 4th edition includes a new Virtual Law Office Experience to help students prepare for the workplace.

Table of contents

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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Published by Pearson (January 1st 2018) - Copyright © 2019