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Civil Litigation

Credits: 3
Course Number: 10-110-102

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Course Description

10-110-102 CIVIL LITIGATION ...exploration of the civil litigation process; jurisdiction and venue; evaluating facts, causes of action and defenses; statutory requirements and considerations for drafting pleadings, motions and supporting documents and discovery; service of process; ethical issues and the paralegal's role in civil litigation practice. (Associate Degree Prerequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics with a "C" or better; Technical Diploma Corequisite: 10-110-101, Paralegal Intro/Legal Ethics)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring

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Credit for Prior Learning

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What will I learn?

  1. Outline the civil litigation process.
  2. Determine jurisdiction and venue.
  3. Evaluate facts, causes of action and defenses.
  4. Explore statutory requirements and considerations for drafting pleadings
  5. Explore the different methods of service of process
  6. Explore statutory requirements and considerations for drafting motions and supporting documents
  7. Describe the methods of civil discovery
  8. Explore statutory requirements and considerations for drafting discovery documents
  9. Draft Wisconsin appellate documents
  10. Describe ethical issues commonly arising in a civil litigation practice.
  11. Describe the function of a paralegal in a civil litigation law practice.

Class Details

Class Number:
Online Live
Fall 2024
Beth Pless
Date Range:
Estimated Cost:
$496.55 *

Class Notes

  • This class is taught through a combination of online-live and online instruction. A portion of the class must be attended live virtually during the scheduled dates and times, and the remaining instruction accessed online by the student any time. For more information regarding this delivery and how to access your class, see www.nwtc.edu/onlinelivefaq.

Meeting Times

Dates Day(s) / Time Location(s)
10/29/24 - 12/20/24 Anytime
10/29/24 - 12/17/24 Tu
5:30 PM - 8:20 PM
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* Cost displayed is an estimate and may be discounted if attendees are residents of Northeast Wisconsin Back to cost