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Fundamentals of Litigation for California Paralegals

Front Cover - Fundamentals of Litigation for California Paralegals

Sixth Edition


Marlene Maerowitz

Thomas A. Mauet

2016. 560 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-7348-8.

About the Book

Based on the widely popular text, Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals focuses on the rules in California, specifically, and the role of the paralegal in litigation. From the moment a client walks into the office, through trial and post-judgment (as well as settlements and alternative forms of resolution), respected authors Maerowitz and Mauet cover the gamut of California litigation for paralegals with their signature approach.

Preparing future paralegals for practice in California:
Full explanations demystify and organize the complex rules governing litigation
A step-by-step organization walks the reader through the entire litigation process
Bold-faced legal terms are defined in the glossary
Numerous examples enrich every chapter 
Charts, checklists, sample documents, overviews, and review questions help students understand, review, and master the material
References in each chapter to specific California statutes facilitate discussion
Relevant California forms are integrated throughout the book 
A flexible organization adapts to different time parameters and teaching goals
A litigation file includes sample motions, pleadings, and discovery requests 
A complimentary workbook, available at the companion website provides case scenarios based on California law

Now in the streamlined Sixth Edition:
Updates to the Code of Civil Procedure, California Rules of Court, and Judicial Council forms
Excerpts from relevant statutes now included in the book, for easier reference
New developments e-discovery, computerized litigation support systems, and the use of social media in litigation 
Updated internet research questions

Preface / Sample Chapters