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Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals

Front Cover - Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals

Second Edition


Neal R. Bevans
Western Piedmont Community College 

2017. 456 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-6904-7.

About the Book

From client intake to bringing an appeal, Civil Law and Litigation for Paralegals focuses on the role of the paralegal at every stage of a civil litigation. Neal R. Bevans’ accessible writing style describes the American legal system and provides incisive analysis of common civil law cases—including divorce, car accidents, and medical malpractice. Hands-on exercises, sample forms, and practice pointers create ample opportunities for students to develop essential career skills.

 Designed for future paralegals, the Second Edition features:
• A clear introduction to the fundamentals of civil litigation
• Real-world examples and practice-based exercises 
• Spotlighting the work of a paralegal through the litigation process
• Review questions for independent study or class discussion
• Cases that exemplify what paralegals see in practice
Practice Pointers, Tech Topics, and Legal Legwork  prepare students to hit the ground running as paralegals 
Sample forms familiarize students with legal procedure
Chapter Objectives that facilitate comprehension and review
Bolded key terms with definitions in the margins
• References to web sites for further research
• Professional responsibility and the paralegal

Preface / Sample Chapters