Litigation Paralegal A Systems Approach

ISBN-10: 1428323449
ISBN-13: 9781428323445
Edition: 5th 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $268.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning
Publication date: 3/8/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 776
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.542
Language: English

The Litigation Paralegal: A Systems Approach, fifth edition provides students and faculty with a learning resource written specifically for them. It is a resource combining the theories and principles of law with practical paralegal skills, paralegal ethics, numerous forms, checklists, practice tips, online resources, and a focus on the goals and needs of the paralegal profession, all in the context of the law office. This text also provides instructors with the flexibility to utilize the step-by-step law office litigation system, which stresses student organizational skills and quality control techniques, or any other approach of the instructor's choosing. This new edition addresses electronic discovery and filing and the associated ethical and practical responsibilities of the lawyer and the paralegal. New revisions to the Federal Rules of Evidence and Civil and Appellate Procedure are examined, as are the practice requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. New/revised forms have been added to reflect current practice. Web sites, assignments, key terms, and study questions have been updated throughout the text as well.

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".

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.

Welcome to the Law Office: Foundations for Litigation
The Initial Interview
Evidence and Investigation
Drafting the Complaint
Filing the Lawsuit, Service of Process, and Obtaining a Default Judgment
Defending and Testing the Lawsuit: Motions, Answers, and Other
Discovery and Electronic Discovery: Overview and Interrogatories
Discovery: Depositions
Discovery: Document Production and Control, Medical Exams, Admissions,
Settlement and Other Alternative Dispute Resolutions
Trial Preparation and Trial
Post-Trial Practice from Motions to Appeal Appendices Glossary Index

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