Civil Procedure & Litigation: A Practical Approach / Edition 1

Civil Procedure & Litigation: A Practical Approach / Edition 1

by Jack S. Emery, Linda L. Edwards, J. Stanley Edwards
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0314126368

ISBN-13: 9780314126368

Pub. Date: 01/21/2000

Publisher: Cengage Learning

Integrating legal theory with practice in a most unusual way, this user-friendly text uses an intriguing story line to engage students. Workshops take users through the steps of preparing a case for trial - from drawing up pleadings and motions to computing time. "Putting It Into Practice" questions appear throughout each chapter, challenging students to apply each

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Integrating legal theory with practice in a most unusual way, this user-friendly text uses an intriguing story line to engage students. Workshops take users through the steps of preparing a case for trial - from drawing up pleadings and motions to computing time. "Putting It Into Practice" questions appear throughout each chapter, challenging students to apply each concept as they read along. Significant emphasis is placed on local and state rules and the text provides space for students to write in the rules and procedures that apply to them. Users are encouraged to create a "forms file" so they have a notebook of forms they can take with them to their first job. Other pedagogical tools include "Procedural Ponderables" that challenge students to think beyond the rules, "Litigation Lingo and Logistics" that provides hypotheticals and interesting exercises, and "Techno Tips" that introduce readers to helpful computer programs, formatting, and other technical issues. Key words: Traditional approach

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780314126368
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/21/2000
Series:
Paralegal Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
768
Product dimensions:
9.06(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.09(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction. Chapter 2: Courts and Filings. Chapter 3: Road Map of a Lawsuit: Prefiling Preparation and Pleadings. Chapter 4: Road Map of a Lawsuit: Discovery. Chapter 5: Road Map of a Lawsuit: Motions. Chapter 6: Alternative Dispute Resolution. Chapter 7: Road Map of a Lawsuit: Pretrial Practice, Trials, and Judgements. Chapter 8: Road Map of a Lawsuit: Judgement Collection and Appeal. Workshop 1: Claims and Their Elements. Workshop 2: Choosing a Court: Jurisdiction, Venue, and Choice of Law. Workshop 3: Working Up a Case for Suit. Workshop 4: Court Papers. Workshop 5: Drafting Pleadings: Complaints. Workshop 6: Serving the Complaint. Workshop 7: Paper Flow in Litigation Office: Service, Docketing, and Deadlines. Workshop 8: Drafting Pleadings: Responsive Pleadings. Workshop 9: Document Discovery. Workshop 10: Written Discovery. Workshop 11: Responding to Discovery Requests. Workshop 12: Disclosure Rules and Limitations on Discovery. Workshop 13: Depositions and Working with Witnesses. Workshop 14: How To Present a Motion. Workshop 15: Discovery Motions. Workshop 16: Motions for Summary Judgement and Other Tactical Motions. Workshop 17: How to Prepare for Trial. Workshop 18: How to Obtain a Judgement. Workshop 19: Ethics in Litigation. Appendix A: Answers to Practice Exams and Litigation Lingo and Litigation Logistics Features. Appendix B: Federal Rules of Procedure for the United States District Courts. Glossary. Index.

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