PLS 101 : Civil Litigation and Procedure

This course presents an overview of the stages of civil litigation and the rules of civil procedure. Students learn how to gather information and evidence in a civil lawsuit. Students gain a thorough understanding of the discovery process and prepare appropriate discovery materials and respond to discovery requests. Students draft complaints, answers, and motions and file and obtain service of court documents. Pre or co-requisite: PLS 100. Three hours of lecture per week.
  1. Work with the civil clerk’s office and other agencies in filing documents and obtaining information.
  2. Draft civil litigation legal documents, correspondence, and pleadings.
  3. Summarize depositions, interrogatories, and other legal memoranda.
4. Manage a civil litigation file from opening to closing.





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