Basic Civil Litigation

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Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, Dec 1, 2006 - Law - 461 pages

Comprehensive and practical in nature, the Third Edition of Basic Civil Litigation is designed to provide paralegal students with a thorough explanation of the fundamentals of civil litigation. A student-friendly tone discusses all key topics relevant to the practicing paralegal.

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The text retains the features that have earned it widespread success:

  • a thorough explanation of the basics of litigation. The author uses a light, conversational tone to cover all key topics necessary to paralegal practice
  • well-structured and covers all the topics typically included in the basic course, without being overwhelming or intimidating
  • many illustrations and forms provide realistic examples of litigation practice
  • points out practical, common-sense considerations for paralegals. Boxes interspersed throughout the text highlight and explain particularly troublesome concepts
  • two sample cases are followed throughout the book, providing coherent examples for students to refer to throughout the course
  • the comprehensive teaching package includes an Instructorand’s Manual with Test Bank, PowerPoint slides, and a CD-ROM with ancillary package (including PowerPoint slides)

Freshly revised to incorporate great new and updated material:

  • incorporates all changes made to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure through December, 2006
  • presents expanded discussions on many topics, including computerized litigation, electronic information and the use of the Internet to assist in fact-gathering, discovery, and trial
  • expands coverage of Ethics
  • well-structured and covers all the topics typically included in the basic course, without being overwhelming or intimidating.

*Instructor's Manuals are a professional courtesy offered to professors only. For more information or to request a copy, please contact Wolter's Kluwer Law and& Business at 800.529.7545 or

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