LAWS205 Paralegal Trial Procedure and Practices
Department of Business and Innovation: Paralegal/Law
- I. Course Number and Title
- LAWS205 Paralegal Trial Procedure and Practices
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- LAWS100 (C or better) and LAWS140 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- Using a realistic case file, the student works through the intense trial advocacy process from conceptualizing the trial, including strategy and tactics, preparing a trial notebook, filing pretrial motions, and performing exercises exploring procedural and evidentiary issues.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- develop and assemble all necessary documents to prepare and complete a court room trial;
- demonstrate the role of the paralegal in assisting an attorney or group of attorneys in the prosecution or defense of a civil action; and
- illustrate the unique challenges that apply to the preparation of a civil trial.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
The following topics are presented:
- Amending the Complaint
- Dramshop Act
- Deposition Digests
- Uses of Subpoena Duces Tecum
- Jury Instructions
- Pain and Suffering Award
- Previous Criminal Record
- Settlement Letter Draft
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsExams, quizzes, classroom exercises, class or online participation, and/or projects as specified by the area faculty and described in the individual instructor's course format are utilized.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Students use text(s) as selected by the full-time Paralegal Area faculty and educational resources as specified in the individual instructor's course syllabus.
Exp. offering approved 5/2014; New Core 8/2015