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Civil Litigation: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island Kimberly A. Peterson

Civil Litigation: Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island

Kimberly A. Peterson

Published August 27th 1998
ISBN : 9780137879380
Paperback
438 pages
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 About the Book 

Unique in approach, this introduction to the litigation process prepares paralegals to understand and apply all the procedures necessary in an average civil lawsuit -- showing them exactly what to look for and what steps to take when they open aMoreUnique in approach, this introduction to the litigation process prepares paralegals to understand and apply all the procedures necessary in an average civil lawsuit -- showing them exactly what to look for and what steps to take when they open a litigation file at any stage. Unlike other books which address only Federal law litigation procedures (which account for only about 20% of the paralegal jobs that are available), this book addresses civil litigation procedures in five specific states -- Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island -- and is designed to be used in conjunction with each states court rules. Very specific and practical, it starts at the beginning and takes readers through the entire process -- covering all the relevant court Rules and Statutes involved. Focuses on the information the paralegal needs to do the job -- not on those aspects usually handled by the attorney. Divides the litigation process into four stages to help readers understand where they are at all times in a lawsuit -- what to expect, how much longer it could take to reach trial, and what to do after trial. Contains examples of real court documents representing each state and five different common civil lawsuits.