Civil Litigation Crash Course
Successful civil litigation practice requires a skill set that includes both knowledge of legal concepts and the practical applications of that knowledge. You might think this statement applies only to litigation attorneys, but it also pertains to the lawyers, litigation support paralegals, and information technologists who form the heart of the civil litigation team. Litigation practice today calls on all of the knowledge and skills learned in formal courses of study and on the intangibles learned from life as well. Ethics, soft skills, technology, elements of substantive law, procedural rules, research, and writing skills are all part of the package of skills needed by the members of the litigation team.
This course is designed to focus on the relationship of the courses content to civil litigation practice. These scenarios offer insight into the operation of a civil litigation law firm and describe situations that a professional might encounter on the job. The scenarios revolve around activities in a fictional multi-location law office that is handling a major tort action through to the trial presentation.
TheVirtual Law Office Experience is a multi-media program designed to allow students to apply their knowledge and skills in a workplace context. You will have access to realistic video scenarios, work with case files and documents, and use the technology tools that are found in a law office to do the work a paralegal will be asked to do in practice.
You may have heard of Cliff Notes, The Nutshells Series, and the For Dummies Series. All of these resources provide a concise and easy to understand format for understanding and applying everything from math proficiency, admiralty law, to business principles. This is the same format that we use in this Crash Course.
The following topics will be covered in this session:
- Documents in Civil Litigation
- Formal Discovery Methods
- Trial of the Case
- Posttrial Issues
- And More
Upcoming Session Date
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm PST