Basic Civil Litigation

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Giving paralegal students everything they need to understand civil litigation - in the office, during the discovery, and through trial and appeal. This completely revised edition of a distinctly student friendly text provides a comprehensive overview of the role of the paralegal in civil litigation.

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Overview

Giving paralegal students everything they need to understand civil litigation - in the office, during the discovery, and through trial and appeal. This completely revised edition of a distinctly student friendly text provides a comprehensive overview of the role of the paralegal in civil litigation.

Be sure to notice these teachings and learning aids:
• thorough explanation of all the basics of litigation,written at the level of the beginner in a conversational tone
• well-structured text covers all the typical material in the basic course without overwhelming students
• frequent illustrations and forms provide realistic examples of litigation practice
• practical, common-sense considerations for paralegals are highlighted as appropriate
• the author explains difficult concepts in special boxed sections
• two sample cases are used throughout the tex to provide coherent examples for students

Changes to the text make the Second Edition completely current and even more accessible:
• scrupulously revised to reflect all changes to the law since publication of the previous edition
• more material on ethics and internet/computer technology
• practical issues boxes edited for timelines and usefulness
• revised and updated appendices
• completely new design makes the text much more attractive and readable

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780028000169
  • Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
  • Publication date: 1/28/1993
  • Series: Legal Studies
  • Edition description: INSTRS GD
  • Pages: 383

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction to Civil Litigation 1
2 Basic Law Office Structure and Procedure 25
3 The Paralegal and the Case 47
4 Investigation 61
5 Evidence 97
6 The Complaint 117
7 Motion Practice and Other Subsequent Activity 173
8 The Answer, Additional Claims, and Multiparty Practice 213
9 Discovery 247
10 Resolution Before Trial: Dispositive Motions and Settlement 311
11 Trial and Appeal 339
12 Administrative Hearings, Arbitration, and Alternative Dispute Resolution 389
App NFPA Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement 409
Glossary 421
Index 441
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