Course Number & Name:  PLS 206 Litigation Procedures

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in ENG 101
Concurrent Courses: Grade of “C” or better in PLS 101

Course Description: This course examines the rules governing a case as it moves through the courts and basic litigation procedures. Topics covered include state and federal court rules and procedures, client interviews, pleadings, discovery proceedings, trial preparation, and the appellate process. The course also examines the role of the paralegal, the Code of Professional Ethics, and other related standards of proper conduct.

<!–Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss codes of professional conduct;
  2. describe the litigation process;
  3. describe the investigation and information gathering process;
  4. describe case evaluation and strategy;
  5. define and describe parties and jurisdiction;
  6. identify and describe pleadings;
  7. describe and explain the motions process;
  8. identify and describe provisional remedies;
  9. identify and describe the rules of evidence;
  10. describe the various methods and purposes of discovery;
  11. describe the process of a settlement agreement;
  12. describe the trial preparation, trial, and appeal process;
  13. describe the process involved in enforcing judgments; and
  14. describe the alternative dispute resolution.


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