Civil Litigation

Details

The course is designed to follow the procedures of a civil lawsuit from the first client contact through discovery, settlement negotiations or trial, and appeal. You will learn the roles and responsibilities of the paralegal in preparing court documents, investigation, client and witness contact, discovery and trial assistantship.

Enrollment Options:

Instructor-Led
6 Weeks Access Course Code: T14166
Start Dates* Jun 19 | Jul 17 | Aug 14 | Sep 18
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$129.99

USD

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Syllabus

  1. Initial client overview
    1. Introduction to Civil litigation
    2. Sources of American laws
    3. Stages of civil disputes
      1. Initial client interview
      2. Investigations
      3. Pretrial litigation
      4. Settlement
      5. Trial/Appeal
  2. In the investigation stage, the paralegal needs to examine and inquire into the claim
    1. Acceptance of case
    2. Fee agreement
    3. Demand letter
  3. In pretrial litigation, the initial preparation of pleadings to initiate a lawsuit
  4. The settlement means an agreement has been reached before the trial
  5. The order of the trial/appeal
    1. Jury selection
    2. Opening statement
    3. Case in chief
    4. Evidence
    5. Examination of witnesses
    6. Establishing evidence
    7. Closing
    8. Jury instructions

Requirements

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or newer.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Instructor

Self-Study

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