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Summer Associates: Litigation

Introduces summer associates to civil litigation practice, including discovery, privilege, doc review, depositions, and motion practice.

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  1. still frame from What is Civil Litigation Practice? 11 min

    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.

  3. still frame from Written Discovery, Document Requests, and Depositions 13 min

    Civil Discovery

    An overview of the typical civil litigation discovery process, including the different types of discovery, the process of serving and responding to discovery requests, and the phases of discovery.

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    Document Review and Production

    An overview of how to conduct a document review, including an explanation of the various purposes and goals and how a review might be structured. Also includes an introduction to producing documents and drafting production cover letters.

  5. still frame from The Purpose of Depositions 7 min

    Introduction to Depositions

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

  6. still frame from The Contents of a Motion 17 min

    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.

  7. still frame from Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product 9 min

    Privilege in Litigation

    Protecting privileged information is critical in litigation. This course explains privilege and work product, what to do if protected information is sent to the other side, clawbacks, privilege waivers, and joint defense groups.

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    Citations and Bluebooking

    Checklist for substantive review of legal authorities in a brief, format of legal and record citations, common mistakes, and when in the drafting process to prevent errors.