Civil Litigation

ISBN-10: 1111312222

ISBN-13: 9781111312220

Edition: 6th 2012

List price: $217.95
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List price: $217.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 6/28/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Peggy N. Kerley is a litigation paralegal, working with the law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, and a former paralegal instructor at Southeastern Paralegal Institute, in Dallas, Texas. She has more than 45 years of legal experience. Ms. Kerley received her undergraduate degree in political economy from the University of Texas at Dallas, and her paralegal certificate from the University of Oklahoma. She is also the author of another paralegal text, Employment Law for the Paralegal.

Janis Walter is a Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Cincinnati. She holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. She is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and Ohio. Her emphasis in private practice was civil litigation and private adoptions. She currently coordinates and teaches in the ABA approved paralegal program at the University of Cincinnati, a position she has held since 1988. Ms. Walter was recently appointed as a Commissioner for the American Bar Associations Approval Commission. Prior to this appointment, she has served as the educational member of many site teams evaluating paralegal programs. Professor Walter is also an active member of the American Association for Paralegal Educators where she has developed model syllabus and served as editor of the Paralegal Educator. She has also presented at many different forums on topics ranging from teaching tips to handling adoptions. Her first book, The Ohio Courts, was published in 2006.

Introduction to Civil Litigation
Litigation and the Paralegal
The Courts and Jurisdiction
Initiating Litigation
Preliminary Considerations and Procedures
Investigation and Evidence
The Complaint
Responses to the Complaint
Motion Practice
Overview of the Discovery Process
Physical and Mental Examinations
Request for Documents
Request for Admission
Pretrial, Trial, and Posttrial
Settlements, Dismissals, and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Trial Techniques
Posttrial Practice
Sample Deposition
Bennett Research File
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