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PLST 153 Civil Procedure I (5)

(Formerly ADLJ 153) Students will be introduced to the procedural requirements in the civil litigation process with an emphasis on the requisite skills and knowledge essential to practicing paralegals. Statutes, case law and court rules (state and federal) will be examined, and the drafting of legal pleadings and other civil case documents will be assigned. Using simulated fact and legal scenarios, students will track and analyze the procedural aspects of a civil lawsuit from inception to verdict covering the stages of pleadings, discovery, motions practice, negotiations and pretrial settlement.

Prerequisite: Recommended: PLST 149 with a minimum grade of C.