Course Detail: NC-CLSC - Civil Litigation Specialist Certificate Program

The Civil Litigation Specialist Certificate Program explores the process and procedures associated with a civil case. It includes the initial client interview and fact gathering, preparations of pleadings, trial preparation, post-trial procedure, ethical considerations for handling a civil law case, and the application of technology in the preparation and trial of a lawsuit. For those students looking toward law school or who are interested in the paralegal profession, this program offers an incredibly useful and realistic look into the actual work that lawyers and legal professionals do every day. Although reference is made to state laws, the course concentrates on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:
  • Describe a legal team in civil litigation, including the paralegal's responsibilities
  • Describe the skills and tasks performed by paralegals in civil litigation
  • Apply the ethical rules governing civil litigation in your jurisdiction
  • Prepare for an interview with a client or witness
  • Investigate the facts of a civil case
  • Implement a case management system
  • Describe the rules that govern evidence in a civil litigation case
  • Differentiate between the types of evidence and the electronic discovery process
  • Describe the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Apply the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure to select appropriate evidence for a civil case
  • Describe and prepare documents filed in civil trial cases
  • Describe types of issues presented in a civil trial
  • Prepare a memo to an attorney pertaining to a civil case
  • Describe civil case trial, appeal, and collection of judgment processes
  • Use Microsoft Office

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