California Civil Litigation / Edition 3

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This is the only litigation text for paralegals written specifically for California. It has been completely updated to include changes in the law over the past three years, revised exemplars, and new assignment sets. It covers federal and California state litigation chronologically from initiation of the suit through appeal. Discussion Questions and Assignments at the end of each chapter further develop chapter concepts. Written in plain English, avoiding unnecessary legalese, for beginning paralegals.
Study Guide, ISBN: 0-314-20684-1
Instructor¦s Manual, ISBN: 0-314-20672-8
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780314202284
  • Publisher: Cengage Delmar Learning
  • Publication date: 11/1/1996
  • Series: Paralegal Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.32 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Litigation Overview 1
Ch. 2 Ethics in Litigation 12
Ch. 3 Initiating the Client Relationship 29
Ch. 4 Courts in California 51
Ch. 5 Subject Matter Jurisdiction 59
Ch. 6 Personal Jurisdiction 69
Ch. 7 Introduction to Pleadings 89
Ch. 8 Complaints and Cross-Complaints 96
Ch. 9 Answering the Complaint 133
Ch. 10 Attacking the Pleadings 147
Ch. 11 Amending the Pleadings 162
Ch. 12 Calendaring Pleadings 169
Ch. 13 Discovery Overview 183
Ch. 14 Interrogatories 197
Ch. 15 Depositions 227
Ch. 16 Requests for Admissions 251
Ch. 17 Obtaining and Using Tangible Evidence 263
Ch. 18 Independent Medical Examinations 275
Ch. 19 Using Expert Witnesses and Expert Discovery 284
Ch. 20 Calendaring Discovery 295
Ch. 21 Law and Motion 304
Ch. 22 Summary Judgment 337
Ch. 23 Trial-Setting Procedures 362
Ch. 24 Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution 379
Ch. 25 Trial Preparation 390
Ch. 26 Trial Procedures 407
Ch. 27 Judgments and Post-Trial Motions 422
Ch. 28 Appeals 439
Ch. 29 Provisional Remedies and Extraordinary Writs 454
Glossary G-1
Appendix A-1
Index I-1
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