Civil Procedure & Litigation II


Course Details

This course can only be taken as part of the Certificate in Paralegal Studies.

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About this Course

This course continues the exploration of how disputes are resolved through the court system. We’ll closely examine the trial process, including how to develop winning strategies and ways to prepare clients, witnesses and experts for the rigors of trial. You’ll learn about the process of appealing adverse verdicts and enforcing judgments. We’ll also cover practical, cost-effective alternatives to trial, such as arbitration and mediation. 


  • How to write effective demand brochures, mediation statements and trial briefs
  • Strategies for selecting a sympathetic jury
  • Ways to prepare persuasive opening statements and closing arguments
  • Techniques for conducting effective direct and cross-examination of experts and witnesses
  • How to assemble a professional trial notebook


  • Draft a mediation brief
  • Examine actual jury instructions
  • Prepare direct and cross-examination questions and strategies
  • Create and draft a complete discovery project, including a strategy for deposing key parties and witnesses, interrogatories, Requests to Produce, and a Request for Admissions

Program Overview

Complete the courses listed below to earn the certificate. The number of courses offered each quarter varies depending on how many quarters the program covers. See below for details.

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