Civil Litigation

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Thomson/Delmar Learning, 2004 - Computers - 510 pages
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The Civil Litigation authors present legal principles and their application to litigation work in a very practical manner, making it easier to grasp the many concepts involved. The litigation process is covered in detail in a host of contexts so the reader can understand the relationship of litigation to other legal specialties. Sample documents such as complaints, answers, interrogatories and deposition summaries are presented and explained in relevant chapters, giving readers familiarity with documents they will encounter in the litigation law office setting. Several features in each chapter help reinforce the material. Questions for Review help the reader recall the important legal concepts of the chapter. Questions for Analysis promote understanding and application of the material to factual situations, and chapter exercises and projects provide the chance to apply the chapter material to such projects as drafting sample documents. In particular, an exercise in each chapter relates to a single case, giving students the opportunity to work it from beginning to end, simulating an on-the-job experience. Unique to this book is the on-line availability of state-specific supplements covering state law and practice for several states including California, New York, Ohio, Florida, and Texas.

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Joanne Banker Hames is an instructor and the coordinator for the paralegal program at DeAnza Community College in Cupertino, California. Formerly an instructor at Santa Clara University Paralegal Institute, Ms. Hames was also an attorney in a busy litigation law firm, where she worked in all aspects of civil litigation, including pre-trial preparation, jury trials, and appeals. She earned her J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, and has been an active member of the California Bar since January 1972.

Paul Sukys is a Professor of Law and Legal Studies at North Central Technical College in Mansfield, Ohio. He is also a charter member of the advisory committee for the paralegal program at North Central Technical College and was instrumental in designing the curriculum for that program. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, and his law degree from Cleveland State University. In the past he has served as an Adjunct Professor at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland. He is a member of the Ohio Bar.

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