Civil Litigation: Practice and Process

An introduction to the practice and process of civil litigation. Covers the typical roles in a law firm’s civil litigation group, the life cycle of a typical civil case, and the main tasks involved in discovery, motion practice and trial preparation.

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    Civil Litigation Practice

    What do civil litigators do? This course explains the typical roles in a civil litigation group at a law firm, including partners, counsel, associates, and paralegals, and also describes the role of the client.

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    The Phases of Civil Litigation

    This course explains the life cycle of a civil litigation case, from filing the complaint to conducting discovery to judgment and appeals.

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    Preparing for Trial

    Once it’s clear a case is going to trial, there’s a lot to do to get ready for it. This course covers the main tasks involved, from pre-trial motions and exhibit lists to jury selection and closing arguments.

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    Introduction to Motion Practice

    An introduction to motion practice, including the typical briefing process, the ways a motion can be made, the contents of a typical motion, and strategic considerations when drafting a brief.

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    Introduction to Depositions

    An introduction to depositions, including why they’re used, the different types of depositions, deposition procedure, and objections made during depositions.