Book Description: The new edition of Maerowitz and Mauetâ€™s Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals gives students a complete explanation of California specific litigation. Clearly written with the student in mind, the text makes the material accessible while the accompanying workbook and forms put theory into practice. These features make this text an appealing choice: â€˘ offers a complete understanding of the litigation process from the time the client walks into the office through trial and post-judgment, including settlements and alternative forms of resolutions â€˘ balanced approach neither oversimplifies the litigation process, nor clouds the educational course with excessive information â€˘ pedagogical aids such as bold-faced terms defined in the glossary; examples; charts and checklists; sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions are featured throughout the text â€˘ tailored to the California rules with each chapter referencing the specific California statute where more information can be found, and California forms included throughout â€˘ provides opportunities for the instructor to pick and choose which areas to emphasize â€˘ a workbook on CD accompanies the text and includes five case scenarios based on California law along with associated Judicial Council forms to be used as practical exercises â€˘ Instructorâ€™s Manual provides answers to the questions posed in the workbook and book, as well as a test bank of questions that include true-false, short answer and essay questions so that the instructor can choose the type of test to give. Projects for research and writing, sample forms, and suggested course outlines are also included Changes to the Third Edition include: â€˘ chapters on motions and discovery tools have been broken down into separate sections so that they are both easier for the student to understand and digest, and easier for the instructor to teach â€˘ depositions, interrogatories, and document production have been included and demurrers, motions to strike, and summary judgment have been broken out into separate sections â€˘ more information included on litigation management systems and how to use such systems to index and retrieve documents in large cases â€˘ reflects most recent changes in the California rules This student-friendly text offers a teachable approach to the subject of California litigation. The content is neither oversimplified nor saturated with excess information which allows for a smooth introduction. Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals, Third Edition offers a complete understanding of the litigation process, allowing students to walk away with a firm understanding of the complete picture.