Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures eBook (4e) : 9780134831107

Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures eBook (4e)

Goldman,T et al
 
Edition
 
4
ISBN
 
9780134831107
ISBN 10
 
0134831101
Published
 
21/01/2018
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
Format
 
 
Title type
eBook
$60.00
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About the book: For courses in civil litigation.Multimedia introduction to civil litigation, from pre- to posttrial

Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures teaches students the skills they need to pursue careers in civil litigation, from the details of the litigation process, to the work of paralegals, to pretrial preparation and posttrial procedures. Throughout the text, the authors integrate video simulations and hands-on activities, some of which lead students to create documents they can include in a professional portfolio. In addition to updated laws and procedures, the 4th edition includes a new Virtual Law Office Experience to help students prepare for the workplace.

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Table of contents
  • PART 1: INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL LITIGATION
  • 1. The Paralegal in Civil Litigation
  • 1A. Appendix: Building Your Professional Portfolio and Reference Manual
  • 2. Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • 3. Litigation Management and Technology
  • PART 2: PLANNING THE LITIGATION
  • 4. The Court System, Settlement, and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 5. Causes of Actions and Litigation Strategies
  • 6. Evidence
  • 7. Interviews and Investigation in Civil Litigation
  • PART 3: DOCUMENTS IN CIVIL LITIGATION
  • 8. Pleadings: Complaint, Summons, and Service
  • 9. Motions Practice
  • 10. Pleadings: Responses to Complaint
  • PART 4: FORMAL DISCOVERY METHODS
  • 11. Introduction to Discovery
  • 12. Issues in Electronic Discovery
  • 13. Interrogatories and Requests for Production
  • 14. Depositions
  • 15. Other Forms of Discovery
  • PART 5: TRIAL OF THE CASE
  • 16. Trial Preparation—Postdiscovery to Pretrial
  • 17. Trial
  • 18. The Electronic Courtroom and Trial Presentation
  • PART 6: POSTTRIAL ISSUES
  • 19. Posttrial Procedures
  • 20. Enforcement of Judgments
  • Appendices
  • 1. Chapter Opening Case Study
  • 2. Comprehensive Case Study: School Bus-Truck Accident Case Study
  • 3. Supplemental Case Studies
Features & benefits

Clear presentation of litigation processes and procedures

  • A walkthrough of the entire litigation process – from interview and investigation, to trial and post¿trial – demonstrates how each decision made by the client or legal team impacts the future direction of a case.
  • The text and resources build a strong foundational understanding of ethical principles that apply to the legal team in practice. Resources include Ethical Perspectives boxes and 16 ethics-related video case study segments.
  • Video case studies built into the text illustrate each step of the litigation process and demonstrate a wide variety of practice and procedural scenarios, from client interviews to investigation, trial, and appeal.
  • Updated - Federal Rules of Civil and Criminal Procedure have been updated.

Interactive, hands-on learning

  • New - The new Virtual Law Office Experience with Case Study Videos has been integrated throughout the text to simulate a law office internship. Students watch realistic video scenarios, work with case files and documents, use the technology they will apply in practice, and produce documents suitable for a professional portfolio.
  • New - In new chapter introduction videos, the authors provide an overview of the chapter.
  • Advice from the Field articles and video interviews present professional advice straight from the experts and cover such topics as interviewing skills, developing a portfolio, professional development, and handling clients.
  • End-of-chapter practice materials, continuing case studies, and a comprehensive case study reflect activities of civil litigation professionals. Samples are placed throughout chapters for guidance in completing assignments.

Technology and legal matters in civil litigation

  • Updated - Coverage of the newest electronic discovery rules prepares students to participate in modern, complex electronic discovery processes.
  • Updated - The Technology Resources Website has been updated with the most recent trial versions of some of the most widely used software in the legal field, preparing students to be productive with this key part of practice.
  • Updated - Exhibits and forms have been updated to reflect current practice.
  • Updated - Information on paralegal regulation has been updated.

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