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Fundamentals of Litigation for California Paralegals

Summary of Contents

About the Authors

Part I. Investigating and Planning the Litigation 
Chapter 1. Introduction to Litigation
Chapter 2. Informal Fact Gathering and Investigation
Chapter 3. Case Evaluation and Strategy
Chapter 4. Parties and Jurisdiction

Part II. Pretrial Litigation 113
Chapter 5. Pleadings 
Chapter 6. Complaints, Answers, and Cross-Claims
Chapter 7. Special Pleadings
Chapter 8. Introduction to Motions
Chapter 9. Motions Attacking the Pleadings
Chapter 10. Summary Judgments
Chapter 11. Provisional Remedies
Chapter 12. Evidence
Chapter 13. Introduction to Discovery
Chapter 14. Written Discovery
Chapter 15. Depositions

Part III. Settlement, Trial, and Post-Trial
Chapter 16. Settlements
Chapter 17. Trial Preparation, Trial, and Appeal
Chapter 18. Enforcement of Judgments 
Chapter 19. Alternative Dispute Resolution
Chapter 20. Social Media in Litigation