The Litigation Paralegal: A Systems Approach / Edition 6

The Litigation Paralegal: A Systems Approach / Edition 6

by James W. H. McCord, Pamela Tepper
ISBN-10:
1285857151
ISBN-13:
9781285857152
Pub. Date:
01/01/2016
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
ISBN-10:
1285857151
ISBN-13:
9781285857152
Pub. Date:
01/01/2016
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
The Litigation Paralegal: A Systems Approach / Edition 6

The Litigation Paralegal: A Systems Approach / Edition 6

by James W. H. McCord, Pamela Tepper
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Overview

Succeed in your course and prepare for your paralegal career with THE LITIGATION PARALEGAL: A SYSTEMS APPROACH, SIXTH EDITION. Combining theories and principles of law with practical skills, this engaging, highly visual text includes numerous forms, checklists, and online resources in the context of the law office. The book covers the latest electronic discovery issues and the associated ethical and practical responsibilities of the paralegal. It also includes a wide range of new and updated cases, practical tips, assignments, key terms, and study questions to help you master the content.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781285857152
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Series: MindTap Course List
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 608
Sales rank: 695,019
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

James McCord is an experienced trial attorney in criminal law, a professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School and a member of the Wisconsin and Kentucky Bar Associations. A frequent speaker at legal conferences, he is the author of several books and articles on the paralegal profession and practice. Professor McCord is a past president of the American Association for Paralegal Education, a former member of the American Bar Association Legal Assistant Program Approval Commission and included in "Who's Who in Law."


Pamela R. Tepper is the solicitor general of the Virgin Islands. She manages the Solicitor General Division of the Virgin Islands Department of Justice, which focuses on appeals, contracts, habeas corpus challenges and employment issues. Previously she served as the deputy solicitor general of this department, where she managed the section's contracts, appeals and special projects. From 2000 to 2008, Tepper was vice president of legal affairs and general counsel at the Governor Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. For more than 20 years, she has taught in several paralegal programs, including the Southeastern Paralegal Institute and Southern Methodist University programs in Dallas, Texas; The University of Texas, Arlington; and the University of the Virgin Islands. In addition to this textbook, Tepper has authored THE LAW OF CONTRACTS AND THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE, BASIC LEGAL WRITING FOR PARALEGALS, LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING and TEXAS LEGAL RESEARCH. Tepper earned a B.A. from Hamilton College and her J.D. at New England Law in Boston, Massachusetts. She is licensed to practice law in Texas and the Virgin Islands. She also practices in the Virgin Islands District Court and Federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Table of Contents

1. Welcome to the Law Office: Foundations for Litigation. 2. The Initial Interview. 3. Evidence and Investigation. 4. Drafting the Complaint. 5. Filing the Lawsuit, Service of Process, and Obtaining a Default Judgment. 6. Defending and Testing the Lawsuit: Motions, Answers, and Other. 7. Discovery and Electronic Discovery: Overview and Interrogatories. 8. Discovery: Depositions. 9. Discovery: Document Production and Control, Medical Exams, Admissions. 10. Settlement and Other Alternative Dispute Resolutions. 11. Trial Preparation and Trial. 12. Post-Trial Practice from Motions to Appeal. Appendices. Glossary. Index.
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