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About the Book

Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals 8E

Eigth Edition

Marlene A. Maerowitz, City Attorney, Tempe, Arizona
Thomas A. Mauet, University of Arizona

2013. 514 pages. ISBN:  978-1-4548-3134-1.
Instructor's Manual with Test Bank,and PowerPoint slides.

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New edition of Maerowitz and Mauet’s  highly successful basic litigation textbook.


  • Offers a complete understanding of the litigation process from the time the client walks into the office through trial and post-judgment, including settlements and alternative forms of resolutions.
  • Balanced approach that does not oversimplify the litigation process but also does not cover so many rules and procedures that the learning process is thwarted.
  • Clear, flexible organization allows the instructor to easily pick and choose the areas to cover in the course.
  • Pedagogical aids throughout the text make the material accessible to students.  These include bold-face terms defined in the glossary; numerous examples, charts, checklists, and sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions
  • The litigation file at the end of the materials allows the student to see samples, not just read, about the motions, pleadings, and discovery requests that are part of a litigation case.
  • The accompanying workbook online reinforces the concepts learned in the book.  In addition to review questions (including true-false, short answer, and essays, with answers and explanations), the workbook has case scenarios for the student to use in completing assignments for the course and for use by the instructor as case studies in class.  Forms are included to give the student practice filling out the forms.
  • Instructor’s Manual provides answers to the questions posed in the workbook and book, as well as test questions for each chapter with answers and explanations. 

New to the Eigth Edition:

  • The focus of this revision has been to update the technological advances in preparing litigation cases.
  • Websites related to litigation support have been updated.
  • Updates in the law, both in terms of procedural rules and Supreme Court cases have been included.