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Fall 2021

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PLG125 - Civil Litigation

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Examines civil procedure in state and federal courts and provides indepth analysis of the litigation process emphasizing the function of the paralegal within the process. Applies the rules of civil procedure by analyzing fact patterns, drafting pleadings, and organizing information for trial preparation. Prerequisite: PLG 114 or consent of the program director

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Differentiate between civil and criminal procedure.
2. Compare and contrast the structures of the state and federal judicial systems.
3. Describe the common legal remedies of a civil action.
4. Describe the techniques for conducting a fact finding investigation.
5. Draft basic, essential pleadings in a civil lawsuit.
6. Describe the importance of motion practice with respect to civil litigation.
7. Prepare supporting documents of civil motion practice.
8. Apply the Code of Professional Responsibility to a legal problem.
9. Describe essential rules of evidence.
10. Identify five (5) discovery tools used for civil lawsuits.
11. Explain the seven (7) essential procedural stages of a civil trial.

Effective Term: Fall 2019