Litigation and Trial Practice for the Legal Assistant

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9780314569950: Litigation and Trial Practice for the Legal Assistant

This comprehensive text effectively ties together the operation of the rules of civil procedure, rules of evidence, and common law principles. It emphasizes the legal assistant's role in processes like discovery, trial preparation, alternative dispute resolution, and paralegal ethics. The Fourth Edition also provides a good reference to the many formats, letters, releases, time tables and other materials that litigation professionals deal with daily.

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William Hart devotes his practice to appellate law, focusing on insurance coverage and general litigation matters. He has been voted a Minnesota Superlawyer and is currently listed in the top 100 of Minnesota Superlawyers and in the top 10 of Minnesota¿s appellate practitioners. He is also a frequent lecturer on appellate practice and procedure.

Roderick Blanchard has been a litigator for over twenty-five years. He previously taught civil litigation to paralegals at the University of Minnesota and is now a practicing attorney.

Janis Walter, J.D., is a professor of Paralegal Studies at the University of Cincinnati where she coordinates and teaches in the university's ABA-approved paralegal program, a position she has held since 1988. She has served as the chair of the American Bar Association's Approval Commission on Paralegals since 2012 and previously served as a commissioner and on the Standing Committee for Paralegals. In addition, she has chaired and served as the educational representative on many site teams evaluating paralegal programs. An active member of the American Association for Paralegal Education, Professor Walter has developed model syllabi and served as editor of the PARALEGAL EDUCATOR. She has presented at many different forums on topics ranging from teaching effectiveness to handling adoptions. She is also the author of THE OHIO COURTS, widely popular CD case studies covering civil litigation, criminal law, and family law, and developed three learning labs for a virtual law office. Professor Walter holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science and a law degree from Salmon P. Chase College of Law. She is licensed to practice in Kentucky and Ohio and before the United States Supreme Court.

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The writing style is excellent, reading level is appropriate...The exhibits collection is awesome, examples are vivid, the hypothetical at beginning has great potential...I would definitely consider text for a year-long civil procedure course. - Melody Brown, Eastern Idaho Technical College

Content and Organization work very well with the 2 semester format of litigation courses...The case assignments are the most useful. - Sally Bisson, College of Saint Mary

It achieves its objective with a straightforward approach that avoids venturing off course into problem areas.

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