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Civil Litigation Process and Procedures

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-03
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Focusing on the complete litigation process, this book gives readers the entire picture of civil litigation from client interview to trial to collecting on a judgment. With a unique focus on technology, it devotes a separate chapter to electronic discovery, addresses changes in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and includes educational demonstration software from leading vendors. Each chapter offers features that show how the civil litigation process works and ends with assignments that develop important critical thinking and procedural skills. A civil litigation video series is available on DVD and includes forty-four segments dealing with practice, procedures and ethical issues in the civil litigation field.Paralegals and anyone interested in in the civil litigation field.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Civil Litigation
The Paralegal in Civil Litigationp. 2
Technology in Civil Litigationp. 18
The Court Systemp. 32
Investigation and Planning the Litigation
Client Interviews and Investigation in Civil Litigationp. 52
Organizing and Managing Civil Litigationp. 84
Electronic Researchp. 108
Evidence and Documents in Civil Litigation
Evidencep. 132
Settlement and Alternative Dispute Resolutionp. 150
Pleadings: Complaint, Summons, and Servicep. 174
Pleadings: Responses to Complaintp. 204
Formal Discovery Methods
Introduction to Discoveryp. 224
Issues in Electronic Discoveryp. 248
Interrogatories and Requests for Productionp. 276
Depositionsp. 296
Other forms of Discoveryp. 310
Trial of the Case
Trial Preparation - Postdiscovery to Pretrialp. 322
Trialp. 342
The Electronic Courtroom and Trial Presentationp. 360
Posttrial Issues
Posttrial Proceduresp. 386
Enforcement of Judgmentsp. 406
Case Studiesp. 423
Glossary of Spanish Equivalents for Important Legal Termsp. 463
Internet Resourcesp. 476
Glossaryp. 478
Case Indexp. 494
Subject Indexp. 495
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