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Overview

Civil Litigation, fifth edition, combines the principles of litigation practice with practical applications that are geared especially to the needs of the paralegal student. The text contains numerous sample legal documents, including case commentaries that set text material into practical context. The text features a new CD-ROM full of study and practice materials, and guidance to useful Web Sites that paralegal students can use as reference tools throughout their careers.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827371415
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 10/1/1995
  • Series: West Paralegal Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 7.63 (w) x 9.59 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Peggy N. Kerley is a litigation paralegal, working with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and a former paralegal instructor at Southeastern Paralegal Institute, in Dallas, Texas. She has more than 45 years of legal experience. Ms. Kerley received her undergraduate degree in political economy from the University of Texas at Dallas, and her paralegal certificate from the University of Oklahoma. She is also the author of another paralegal text, Employment Law for the Paralegal.

Joanne Banker Hames, J.D. is a retired Paralegal Coordinator and full-time instructor for the paralegal program at DeAnza Community College located in Cupertino, California. She is currently a part-time instructor at the school. She earned her J.D degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and was admitted to the California Bar in January 1972. She has been an active member since that time. For several years Ms. Hames was employed as an attorney in a busy litigation law firm. During that time she was involved in all aspects of civil litigation, including pre-trial preparation, jury trials, and appeals. For the past fourteen years she has been involved primarily in paralegal education, teaching at DeAnza Community College and previously at Santa Clara University Paralegal Institute.

Paul Sukys, J.D. is a Professor of Law and Legal Studies at North Central Technical College in Mansfield, Ohio. He is also a charter member of the advisory committee for the paralegal program at North Central Technical College and was instrumental in designing the curriculum for that program. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, and his law degree fromCleveland State University. In the past he has served as an Adjunct Professor at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. He is a member of the Ohio Bar.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Ch. 1 Litigation and the Paralegal 3
Ch. 2 The Courts and Jurisdiction 25
Ch. 3 Preliminary Considerations 51
Ch. 4 Investigation and Evidence 72
Ch. 5 The Initial Pleadings 96
Ch. 6 Responses to the Initial Pleading 135
Ch. 7 Motion Practice 167
Ch. 8 Overview of the Discovery Process 191
Ch. 9 Depositions 213
Ch. 10 Interrogatories 234
Ch. 11 Physical and Mental Examinations 254
Ch. 12 Request for Documents 269
Ch. 13 Request for Admissions 298
Ch. 14 Settlements, Dismissals, and Alternative Dispute Resolution 317
Ch. 15 Trial Techniques 344
Ch. 16 Posttrial Practice 392
Appendix A Sample Deposition 413
Appendix B Computer Software and Service Vendors 425
Glossary 427
Index 441
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