Course Abstract Details
LGST-107, Civil Procedure
LGST-107, Civil Procedure, provides a basic understanding of civil litigation. Topics include state and federal court systems, pleadings, court documents, discovery, trial parties, judgments, and attacks on judgments. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-099. Three hours lecture each week. Three credits. Three billable hours.
Course Objectives and Grading Information
MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1. Perception and understanding of specific litigation tasks.
2. Basic knowledge of the procedural rules and process found in the court system.
3. Development of analytical skills and reasoning powers through case studies.
4. Development of file preparation for litigation skills by the review and preparation of appropriate documentation use in the law office and in the court.
5. Assemble the necessary information from client and witness interviews.
6. Plan the necessary investigation.
7. Understand the ethical considerations involved in the litigation process.
8. Draft a complaint for use in federal and state courts.
9. File the lawsuit, arrange for service of process and obtain a default judgment.
10. Prepare and submit discovery requests.
11. Prepare responsive pleadings.
12.tPrepare necessary post-trial motions including enforcement or judgment documents.
The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study: