Civil Litigation / Edition 6by Peggy Kerley, JoAnne Banker, Paul A. Sukys, J. D. Hames
Pub. Date: 06/28/2011
Publisher: Cengage Learning
CIVIL LITIGATION, 6th edition enables aspiring paralegals to quickly grasp the principles of litigation practice through practical, hands-on instruction. The Sixth Edition has been updated to include all recent advances in legal practice, including the use of electronically stored information (ESI) and e-forensics in the discovery process. Updates to federal rules
CIVIL LITIGATION, 6th edition enables aspiring paralegals to quickly grasp the principles of litigation practice through practical, hands-on instruction. The Sixth Edition has been updated to include all recent advances in legal practice, including the use of electronically stored information (ESI) and e-forensics in the discovery process. Updates to federal rules and procedures keep the Sixth Edition current and give the reader the most up-to-date information available. In addition, each chapter in CIVIL LITIGATION, 6th edition includes an exercise that focuses on a single case, giving the reader the opportunity to work it from beginning to end, simulating an on-the-job experience. Plus, the Sixth Edition contains a number of sample legal documents, such as complaints, interrogatories and deposition summaries, as well as legal vocabulary indexes. Each chapter focuses briefly on the impact of technology on the litigation field, and also contains useful references to litigation-focused websites.
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Table of Contents
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL LITIGATION. 1. Litigation and the Paralegal. 2. The Courts and Jurisdiction. Part II: INITIATING LITIGATION. 3. Preliminary Considerations and Procedures. 4. Investigation and Evidence. 5. The Complaint. 6. Responses to the Complaint. 7. Motion Practice. Part III: DISCOVERY. 8. Overview of the Discovery Process. 9. Depositions. 10. Interrogatories. 11. Physical and Mental Examinations. 12. Request for Documents. 13. Request for Admission. Part IV: PRETRIAL, TRIAL, AND POSTTRIAL. 14. Settlements, Dismissals, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. 15. Trial Techniques. 16. Posttrial Practice. Appendix A: Sample Deposition. Appendix B: Bennett Research File. Glossary. Index.
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All the information is not very accurate. Like the definition for the word "Retainer" seem to be incomplete. It didn't mention the #1 thing a retainer is known for which is money. It said nothing about money directly concerning the definition of this particular word. I basically knew the meaning of this word and I am only a 2nd quarter paralegal student (so tell me something I don't know). Other than that I like the book. It's ok. A person who don't really know the basics can learn a lot (if they are patient enough to sift through all the extra long explanations in the chapters).