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This course implements advanced civil litigation techniques with emphasis on the paralegal’s role and builds upon skills acquired in prior civil litigation courses. It is recommended you take or have taken LGLA 1345 Civil Litigation. Prerequisite: LGLA 1307, Reading level 4 (3:3-0)
80 - 89 B
70 - 79 C
60 - 69 D
Below 60 F
A. Identify and apply the rules of procedure pertinent to the civil litigation process from discovery to appeals.
B. Draft required documents in the civil litigation process from discovery to appeals.
C. Define civil litigation terms pertinent to the civil litigation process from discovery to appeals.
D. Understand the purpose of discovery in civil litigation.
E. Be aware of the mandatory disclosure requirements in civil litigation.
F. Know the scope and parameters of discovery.
G. Know the ethical considerations for discovery.
H. Understand the purpose of and procedures for interrogatories.
I. Draft Interrogatories and answer to Interrogators by use of textbook examples, formbooks or Pro Doc software.
J. Understand the requirements for conducting a deposition.
K. Know how to prepare and aid in conducting a deposition.
L. Summarize or digest a deposition.
M. Know the rules pertinent to production of documents and things and entry upon land for inspection and other purposes.
N. Prepare for production of documents and things.
O. Know how to request medical examinations for discovery.
P. Review and interpret medical records and other technical documents.
Q. Know the rules pertinent to Requests for Admissions.
R. Draft and respond to Requests for Admissions.
S. Know the rules pertinent to Settlement and Alternative Dispute Resolution.
T. Draft documents required for settlements by use of textbook examples, formbooks or Pro Doc.
U. Know how to prepare for trial including, how to subpoena witnesses, how to prepare for jury selection, how to prepare demonstrative evidence, how to prepare a trial notebook and how to prepare clients and witnesses for testifying.
V. Know how to assist an attorney during a civil trial.
W. Draft motions and other documents required during a civil trial.
X. Understand post-trial practice from motions to appeals.
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