Litigation, Pleadings & Arbitration
A thorough examination of the procedures for trial preparation, focusing on the steps involved in the preparation, litigation, and appeal of civil cases. Attention is given to the differences between criminal and civil procedure and the nature of the remedies available through civil litigation. Students learn 1)how to initiate and commence legal proceedings, 2)how to prepare pleadings, motions, and other necessary legal documents, 3)state and federal discovery procedures and statutes, 4)methods of gathering factual data, 5)the preparation and organization of evidence for trial, and 6)pre- and post-trial activities. Prerequisite: Paralegal Studies 121, 205.