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Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals, Seventh Edition

  • Marlene Pontrelli Maerowitz
  • Thomas A. Mauet
Series / Aspen Paralegal Series
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Fundamentals of Litigation for California Paralegals, Seventh Edition offers a complete understanding of the litigation process from the time the client walks into the office through to trial and post-judgment, including settlements and alternative forms of resolutions. Tailored to California practice, the authors’ successful, balanced approach presents a complete overview of the litigation process, with clear explanations and examples of the rules and procedures. The text’s flexible organization allows the instructor to easily pick and choose the areas to cover in the course. Intended specifically for California paralegals, each chapter references specific California statutes, and relevant California forms are included throughout the book.

New to the Seventh Edition:

  • Updated with changes to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, California Rules of Court, and Judicial Council forms
  • New developments in e-discovery
  • Updated review questions and research questions at the end of each chapter to supplement the readings
  • Revised sample letters, discovery, and motions.

Professors and student will benefit from:

  • Tailored to California Law with California-specific Judicial Council forms and references to specific California statutes in each chapter.
  • A balanced and reader-friendly presentation
  • Concise and well-written text—students will not get lost in the details of the rules
  • A flexible organization that lends itself to a variety of teaching objectives
  • Helpful pedagogy includes bold-face terms defined in the margins and in the glossary; numerous examples, charts, checklists, and sample documents; chapter overviews and summaries; and review questions
  • A companion workbook, available as a download, with review questions (including true-false, short answer, and essays, with answers and explanations) and case scenarios for the student to use in completing assignments for the course and for use by the instructor as case studies in class.
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