PL 112 Civil Litigation and Procedure

This course will provide students with critical procedural skills needed to commence and maintain a lawsuit in both state and federal courts. Students will also learn vital skills necessary in the paralegal profession, such as client interviewing, ethics, file organizations, and drafting of pleadings and motion papers. Federal and State laws and procedures relating to civil litigation process such as jurisdiction and the legal aspects of initiating and responding to a civil action are covered. Detailed attention is paid to the discovery process, rules of evidence, and ethical issues. Note: Offered spring semesters only. Contact Hours: (3,0)