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Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals 8E

Chapter 1.  Introduction to Litigation

www.uscourts.gov. Contains information about the federal court system.

www.usgovinfo.about.com. Describes the structure and purpose of the U.S. Federal Court system and provides links to other sites.

www.loc.gov/law/guide/usjudic.html. Overview of the court system and federal procedure, and links to opinions of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

www.paralegals.org. Information on ethics and their application to paralegals from the National Federation of Paralegals Associations.

www.washlaw.edu/doclaw/primary5m.html. Llnk to administrative law, case law, and statutory law resources.


Chapter 2.  Informal Fact Gathering and Investigation


http://www.summitconsulting.com/articles/bonus_10.html. A top ten list of effective client interviewing tips.

Find telephone numbers and residential and business addresses at the following sites: www.peoplefinders.com; www.usa-people-search.com; www.whitepages.com; www.anywho.com

 

Chapter 3.  Case Evaluation and Strategy

For legal forms, see the following sites: www.findlegalforms.com; www.xdrive.com; www.LegalListings.com; www.thelawencyclopedia.com


Chapter 4.  Parties and Jurisdiction

http://www.west.net/~smith/smjuris.htm. Overview of subject matter jurisdiction in federal court.

www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/overview.htm. Access to federal rules of procedure.

 

Chapter 5.  Pleadings

www.uscourts.gov. The U.S. Federal Courts home page.


Chapter 6.  Law and Motions

www.washlaw.edu. Information on state, federal, and international laws.


Chapter 7.  Motion Practice

www.ilrg.com/forms/index.html. Collection of free legal forms.

www.findlaw.com. Link to forms, laws, legal news.

www.chesslaw.com. Free legal research sites; information on state and federal courts.

www.lawguru.com. Links to legal resources and forms.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/. Legal services and analysis.


Chapter 8.  Provisional Remedies

http://forms.lp.findlaw.com. Link to federal and state forms.

www.lectlaw.com. Sample forms.

www.lectlaw.com/def/i046.htm. Explanation of injunctions.

www.legal-database.com. Legal information arranged by subject.

www.law.cornell.edu/topics/injunctions.html. Judicial decisions on injunctions.

 

Chapter 9.  Evidence

http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre/. Link to the Federal Rules of Evidence.

 

Chapter 10.  Discovery

http://www.abanet.org/publiced/courts/discovery.html. ABA overview of discovery.

 

Chapter 11.  Settlements

www.findlegalforms.com. Sample settlement agreements.

http://contracts.onecle.com. Settlement agreements.

www.lawdepot.com. Create release agreements.

 

Chapter 12.  Trial Preparation, Trial, and Appeal

www.chesslaw.com/freebriefs.htm. Access to sample appellate briefs.


Chapter 13.  Enforcement of Judgments

www.abika.com/Reports/Samples/howtofindassets.htm. Summary of information on how to enforce judgments and questions to ask in a debtor’s examination.

www.inc.com/articles/1999/10/14809.html. Enforcement of small claim court judgments.

 

Chapter 14.  Alternative Dispute Resolution

www.adr.org. Official site for the American Arbitration Association.

www.findlaw.org. Link to arbitration and mediation information.