Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-110-102 021235 Civil Litigation
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-110-102 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)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  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.