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

Course Information
Description10-110-102 CIVIL LITIGATION ...introduction to civil procedure in state and federal courts; paralegal function in the litigation process; introduction to pleadings, discovery, motion practice, alternative dispute resolution and post-trial practice; ethics in civil litigation. (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. Describe ethical issues commonly arising in a civil litigation practice.
  10. Describe the function of a paralegal in a civil litigation law practice.