Civil Litigation, fifth edition, combines the principles of litigation practice with practical applications that are geared especially to the needs of the paralegal student. Regardless of the students' paralegal aspirations, the text provides information and the critical skills necessary for any area of legal practice. The litigation process is covered in detail in a variety of contexts so that students see the relevance of litigation to other legal specialties, such as personal injury, real estate, employment and intellectual property law. Civil Litigation, fifth edition, provides a number of sample legal documents, such as complaints, interrogatories and deposition summaries, as well as case commentaries that set text material into a practical context. To help students understand difficult concepts, legal vocabulary and various charts and tables are available in each chapter to clarify challenging material. The new CD-ROM also includes an array of useful study materials. Each chapter focuses briefly on the impact of technology on the litigation field, and also contains useful references to litigation-focused Web Sites.