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Basic Civil Litigation

Summary of Contents

1. Introduction to Civil Litigation
2. Basic Law Office Structure and Procedure
3. The Paralegal and the Case
4. Investigation
5. Evidence
6. The Complaint
7. Motion Practice and Other Subsequent Activity
8. The Answer, Additional Claims, and Multiparty Practice
9. Discovery
10. Resolution Before Trial: Dispositive Motions and Settlement
11. Trial and Appeal
12. Administrative Hearings, Arbitration, and Alternative Dispute Resolution

Appendix. NFPA Model Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility and Guidelines for Enforcement