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Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures, 2nd Edition

By Thomas F. Goldman, Alice Hart Hughes

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jan 4, 2011

Description

This fully-updated text is designed to build the skill sets students need to succeed as members of today’s civil litigation teams. CIVIL LITIGATION: PROCESS AND PROCEDURES, 2/e clearly presents legal concepts, emphasizing the details of the litigation process, critical thinking, and hands-on exercises that develop practical law office skills. Students will gain real-world procedural skills, master electronic discovery and court rules; learn how to handle ethical challenges in civil litigation practice; and develop a professional employment portfolio. This edition includes 46 video case studies that illustrate each stage of the litigation process, showing the day-to-day activities of the litigation team preparing and trying a civil case in a real world setting. Extensive assignment-related case materials and documents are provided in the text and online.

Table of Contents

UNIT ONE INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL LITIGATION

CHAPTER 1 The Paralegal in Civil Litigation
CHAPTER 1A Building Your Professional Portfolio
CHAPTER 2 Ethics and Professional Responsibility
CHAPTER 3 Litigation Management and Technology

 

UNIT TWO PLANNING THE LITIGATION

CHAPTER 4 The Court System

CHAPTER 5 Settlement and Alternative Dispute Resolution
CHAPTER 6 Evidence

CHAPTER 7 Interviews and Investigation in Civil Litigation

 

UNIT THREE DOCUMENTS IN CIVIL LITIGATION

CHAPTER 8 Pleadings: Complaint, Summons, and Service

CHAPTER 9 Motions Practice

CHAPTER 10 Pleadings: Responses to Complaint

 

UNIT FOUR FORMAL DISCOVERY METHODS

CHAPTER 11 Introduction to Discovery

CHAPTER 12 Issues in Electronic Discovery

CHAPTER 13 Interrogatories and Requests for Production
CHAPTER 14 Depositions

CHAPTER 15 Other Forms of Discovery

 

UNIT FIVE TRIAL OF THE CASE

CHAPTER 16 Trial Preparation—Postdiscovery to Pretrial

CHAPTER 17 Trial

CHAPTER 18 The Electronic Courtroom and Trial Presentation

 

UNIT SIX POSTTRIAL ISSUES

CHAPTER 19 Posttrial Procedures

CHAPTER 20 Enforcement of Judgments

APPENDIX 1 Chapter Opening Case Study

APPENDIX 2 Comprehensive Case Study: School Bus–Truck Accident Case Study
APPENDIX 3 Supplemental Case Studies
APPENDIX 4 Glossary of Spanish Equivalents for Important Legal Terms

 

Glossary

Case Index

Subject Index

These online resources are available at no cost.

Companion Website for Civil Litigation: Process and Procedures, 2nd Edition

http://www.pearsonhighered.com/goldman

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ISBN-10: 0-13-510943-4

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-510943-4

Format: Alternate Binding

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