Litigation Paralegal A Systems Approach

ISBN-10: 0766840557
ISBN-13: 9780766840553
Edition: 4th 2002
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List price: $256.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/12/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

The Litigation Paralegal: A Systems Approach, 4th Edition, is geared toward paralegal education and legal studies programs. However, it is also useful for program coordinators and directors, working paralegals in law offices, and for anyone with a general interest in the litigation process.

James McCord is an experienced trial attorney in criminal law, professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School, and a member of the Wisconsin and Kentucky Bar Associations. A frequent speaker at legal conferences, he is the author of several books and articles on the paralegal profession and practice. Prof. McCord is past president of the American Association for Paralegal Education, a former member of the American Bar Association Legal Assistant Program Approval Commission, and included in "Who's Who in Law".

Welcome to the Law Office
Introduction
Office Manual
The Paralegal Handbook: Office Orientation
The Court Systems
A Case Roadmap
Summary
The Initial Interview
Introduction
The Interview Plan
The Interview
Summarizing the Interview
Keeping the Client Informed
Summary
Evidence and Investigation
Introduction
The Relationship of Evidence Law to Investigation
Planning the Investigation
Ethical and Related Considerations
Gathering the Evidence
Preserving Evidence
Reviewing the Informal Investigation
Summary
Drafting the Complaint
Introduction
The Complaint in Detail
Exhibits and Appendices
System Checklist for Drafting a Complaint
Sample Complaints
Injunctions
Summary
Filing the Lawsuit, Service of Process, and Obtaining a Default Judgment
Introduction
Preparing Documents for Filing an Action and for Service of Process
Filing the Lawsuit
Service of Process
Reference Guide and Checklist for Methods of Service
Obtaining a Default Judgment
Summary
Defending and Testing the Lawsuit: Motions, Answers, and Other Responsive Pleadings
Introduction
Motions in General
Motion to Dismiss
Removal of State Action to Federal Court
Computation of Time
Drafting the Answer, Counterclaim, and Cross-Claim
Third-Party Practice (Impleader)
Amending and Supplementing the Pleadings
Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
Motion for Summary Judgment
Keeping a Pleading Record
Pleadings, Motions, and Time Limits
Summary
Discovery: Overview and Interrogatories
Overview of Discovery
Interrogatories
Answering Interrogatories
Analyzing the Answer and Compelling a Response
Summary
Discovery: Depositions
Depositions
Digesting Depositions and Other Documents
Summary
Discovery: Document Production and Control, Medical Exams, Admissions, and Compelling Discovery
Introduction
Production of Documents and Things and Entry Upon Land for Inspection and Other Purposes
Preparing for Production of Documents and Things
Production Procedure
Request for Physical and Mental Examination
Reviewing and Interpreting Medical Records and Other Technical Documents and Reports
Request for Admission (Rule 36)
Objections, Compelling Discovery, and Sanctions
The Freedom of Information Act
Organizing Files
Summary
Settlement and Other Alternative Dispute Resolutions
Introduction
Settlement
Settlement Forms
Other Alternative Dispute Resolutions: Arbitration, Mediation, and Summary Trials
Summary
Trial Preparation and Trial
Trial Preparation
Assistance at Trial
Summary
Post-Trial Practice from Motions to Appeal
Introduction
Post-Trial Motions
Judgment and Bill of Costs
Enforcement of the Judgment
Appeal
Summary
System Folder Contents
The Substantive Law of Torts
The Substantive Law of Contracts
A Mini-Guide for Interpreting Medical Records
Glossary
Index

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