California Civil Litigation / Edition 4

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Law school teaches the student about the law, but not about how to practice law. Other texts for paralegals may teach paralegals about the law, but they do not teach them how to perform the duties that they will be required to perform as professionals in the field, or give the m the experience of producing work product as they would in a law office. This one does. It follows the California litigation process chronologically from the prelitgation issues and ethics, through pleadings, discovery, trial preparation, trial, appeals and writs. The text provides a fictitious case for students to use as a context to produce challenging work product at each stage of the case, and a sample deposition transcript. The Study Guide provides two more cases, and another deposition transcript. In addition to the chapter material, each chapter of the text poses discussion questions to highlight the concepts of the chapter, and online projects which require use of the internet as a resource, just as a paralegal would do in the litigation law office. They also provide exemplars of the workproduct and forms related to the chapter topic.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401858247
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 8/24/2004
  • Series: West Legal Studies
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Litigation Overview. Chapter 2: Ethics in Litigation. Chapter 3: Initiating the Client Relationship. Chapter 4: Courts in California. Chapter 5: Subject Matter Jurisdiction. Chapter 6: Personal Jurisdiction. Chapter 7: Introduction to Pleadings. Chapter 8: Complaints and Cross-Complaints. Chapter 9: Answering the Complaint. Chapter 10: Attacking the Pleadings. Chapter 11: Amending the Pleadings. Chapter 12: Calendaring Pleadings. Chapter 13: Discovery Overview. Chapter 14: Interrogatories. Chapter 15: Depositions. Chapter 16: Requests for Admissions. Chapter 17: Obtaining and Using Tangible Evidence. Chapter 18: Independent Medical Exams. Chapter 19: Using Expert Witnesses and Expert Discovery. Chapter 20: Calendaring Discovery. Chapter 21: Law and Motion. Chapter 22: Summary Judgement. Chapter 23: Trial-Setting Procedures. Chapter 24: Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Chapter 25: Trial Preparation. Chapter 26: Trial Procedures. Chapter 27: Judgements and Post-Trail Motions. Chapter 28: Appeals. Chapter 29: Provisional Remedies and Extraordinary Writs.

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