By Susan Burnett Luten
California Civil Litigation, 5th variation, is designed to supply paralegal scholars and practising paralegals with info, abilities, and event. It follows the litigation approach chronologically from preliminary customer questions and contracts, to moral concerns, in the course of the pleading and discovery stages, to trial, post-trial and charm. each one section of litigation is explored via reliable types and drafted records and every bankruptcy comprises highlighted word list phrases and definitions to let the reader to benefit the technical language of litigation. as well as the standard probing dialogue questions, every one bankruptcy contains on-line initiatives requiring the reader to find and examine suitable net fabric.
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Sometimes litigation benefits the public in addition to the prevailing party. This is usually called public interest litigation. Where the litigation has enforced an important right affecting the public interest and a significant benefit has been conferred on a large class of persons or the public, the court may order the defendant to pay reasonable attorneys’ fees. ) Thus, the client may prevail in a case but not obtain an award of attorneys’ fees. Even if the client is entitled to attorneys’ fees, the court may not award the entire amount of the bill.
6) Analyze deposition testimony in connection with other evidence and testimony. 3. Trial, Hearing, Arbitration. a. Prepare and organize trial exhibits. b. Assist in trial settings. c. Assist in preparation of trial notices, subpoenas. d. Organize trial book. e. Prepare daily documentation for trial use, arrange for workspace and storage near court. f. Assist in preparation and use of trial aids, including PowerPoint presentations, blowups and demonstrative evidence. g. Assist expert witnesses in preparation of reports, evidence, or trial aids.
G. Assist expert witnesses in preparation of reports, evidence, or trial aids. h. Assist in preparation of witnesses. EXHIBIT 1–1 (continued) i. Assist in drafting trial brief. 1) Research cases. 2) Draft fact summaries and references to evidence. 3) Cite check and Shepardize. 4) Supervise preparation of brief and filing. j. Assist in preparation of pretrial orders and motions. k. Assist in preparation of findings of fact, conclusions of law, and jury instructions. l. Attend trial, take notes, handle documents, monitor exhibits and objections.