Law school teaches the student about the law, but not about how to practice law. Other texts for paralegals may teach paralegals about the law, but they do not teach them how to perform the duties that they will be required to perform as professionals in the field, or give the m the experience of producing work product as they would in a law office. This one does. It follows the California litigation process chronologically from the prelitgation issues and ethics, through pleadings, discovery, trial preparation, trial, appeals and writs. The text provides a fictitious case for students to use as a context to produce challenging work product at each stage of the case, and a sample deposition transcript. The Study Guide provides two more cases, and another deposition transcript. In addition to the chapter material, each chapter of the text poses discussion questions to highlight the concepts of the chapter, and online projects which require use of the internet as a resource, just as a paralegal would do in the litigation law office. They also provide exemplars of the workproduct and forms related to the chapter topic.
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