Litigation II

Course Description

Focuses on the trial process in civil litigation, with a discussion of the law of evidence. Includes a review of civil procedure before trial. Students examine the role of the paralegal at trial, analyze the use of testimony by expert witnesses, and discuss the practical problems associated with the use of documentary evidence at trial. Covers settlement and negotiation strategies, trial briefs, motions in limine, and other related documents, and includes a brief overview of the law of judgments and the process of appeals.

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare key similarities and differences between civil procedure during trial in state and federal court.
  • Describe the effective use of trial testimony, including lay and expert testimony.
  • Analyze the practical issues regarding the use of documentary evidence at trial.
  • Compare and contrast the key components of a trial brief.
  • Explain the trial process.
  • Describe the appeals process.
  • Analyze ethical rules as they apply to paralegals in litigation during and after trial.

Prerequisites

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