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Civil Litigation Considerations and Procedures
Course Overview Most paralegals are employed in civil litigation firms and organizations. This course will discuss the rules and procedures specific to civil litigation.
Course Overview Discover how various motions are used to litigate a case including removing a case from state to federal court, dismissing a case, and settling a case.
Settlements, Dismissals, and Alternative Dispute Resolution
Course Overview It is not always important for paralegals to understand how to assist at trials but also how alternate dispute resolution is used during civil litigation. This course will discuss the various aspects of alternate dispute resolution and how it is used to resolve disputes outside of court.
Course Overview This course will discuss the various elements involved in a product liability claim.
Misrepresentation, Nuisance, and Other Torts
This on-demand course will discuss what constitutes misrepresentation, nuisance, and other related torts.
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Civil Interviewing Techniques for Paralegals
The client interview is one of the most important aspects of a case. It allows legal professionals to gather the necessary information to properly handle a case. In order to gather all of the pertinent information that will be used throughout the other phases of a case a paralegal must prepare and plan prior to meeting with the client.
This 60 minute on-demand audio presentation will discuss techniques that paralegals can use to conduct an effective civil interview.
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Although, a paralegal can not conduct a deposition without the presence of an attorney they can be instrumental in ensuring that unnecessary expenses are not incurred and that the deposition runs as smooth as possible. In this 60 minute on-line course paralegals will discover their role in assisting attorneys and witnesses prepare for depositions, assisting at a deposition, and how to summarize the deposition testimony.
The following topics will be covered in this 60 minute on-demand audio presentation.
Deposition terminology and function
How to properly notice a deposition
Structure of the deposition transcript
Timing of depositions
Procedures for deposing a party, witness, and expert witness
The need for the paralegal as part of the trial team becomes more evident as a case progresses. The planning and creating of evidence for trial is one that the paralegal is typically tasked with. Although, enough evidence may have been collected during the earlier parts of a case to prove a case if it is not demonstrated to a judge and/or jury in way that they can understand the information it is meaningless. During this 60 minute on-line course paralegal's will discover how to effectively create and display evidence for trial.
The following topics will be covered:
Overview of what constitutes demonstrative evidence
The various types of demonstrative evidence
Understanding photogrammetry and its usage
Computer animation and the re-creation of events or actions
Understanding video text synchronization and its usage
How to effectively create PowerPoint Presentations