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Civil litigation is a process by which private disputes of opposing parties are adjudicated by a neutral third party who has the power to render a decision of resolution. In this class, students will learn the unique characteristics of the civil litigation process, including investigating claims and case evaluation, preparing and filing pleadings, gathering evidence during the discovery phase, and engaging in all phases of trial, including pre- and post-phases. Students will be exposed to modern challenges in the civil litigation practice including ethical violations, the effect of entertainment on the industry, and the use of social media tools to gather evidence. Finally, students will be exposed to the process of e-discovery and e-filing.
*This course is part of a Paralegal certificate package.