PARA 110- CIVIL LITIGATION PRACTICE AND PROCEDURES

The initial phase of an action, the issues of jurisdiction, the complaint and the discovery process will be examined. Court procedures, "Fast Track" and alternatives to litigation such as arbitration and mediation will be discussed. The basic elements of a tort claim will be reviewed as well as the Federal and State Rules of Evidence. Emphasis is placed on the paralegal's role and ethical and professional responsibilities in discovery procedures and trial practice.
CSU

Prerequisite: PARA 100 or equivalent with a grade of “C” or better or “Pass”
Corequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: None
3 Units 3 hours lecture