Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

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Overview
CLE Hours: 
10.0
CLE Credit: 
Substantive
Course Level: 
Basic
Prerequisite: 
None
Fees: 
$50.00 for Members and $75.00 for Nonmembers
Course Materials: 
Each module contains audio/text lecture with slides to illustrate lecture points. A test covering module lecture is at end of each module; a course test reviewing module discussions is available upon completion of all modules. Includes full glossary.

Every paralegal must be aware of the fundamentals of litigation to be effective in his or her position. This course covers the litigation process from pleadings to discovery, trial, post-trial and appeal. Knowledge on the American Legal System is recommended as a prerequisite for those who have little experience in litigation. Upon completion of this course, participants should be familiar with the civil procedure and the system within which it operates. This includes a general understanding of the concepts of selecting proper court and jurisdiction, parties to litigation, pleadings, discovery, pre-trial practice, trial, evidence, judgments, appeal and enforcement. The modules are organized as follows:

  1. Courts, Jurisdiction and Venue  
  2. Pleadings and Procedures 
  3. Trial Procedure Intro 
  4. Final Stages of Trial and Post Trial 
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