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2019-2020 Online Catalog 
2019-2020 Online Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LGL 220 - Litigation I

In this course, students will examine the initial steps of the litigation process including client interviews, pre-litigation investigation and evaluation of the cause of action, drafting complaints and answers. The student will learn the details of filing a lawsuit including the jurisdiction and venue considerations and service of process. The structure of the court system and rules governing litigation are presented and students will explore the workings of a litigation practice and the role played by the paralegal. Emphasis is placed upon forms and documents used in litigation practice, and the ethical guidelines for the paralegal employed in a litigation firm.
3 lecture hours per week
3 credit hours