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Pretrial Litigation: Law, Policy and Practice (American Casebook Series)

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Edition: 5th ed., 2011
Author(s): Dessem


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This Pretrial Litigation: Law, Policy and Practice softcover text covers the applicable law (reflects the December 1, 2000, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure) and pretrial lawyering skills. This book can be used in pretrial litigation courses, and in civil procedure and first-year legal writing courses. Charts illustrate pretrial deadlines under the Rules and the Rule 26(a) disclosure requirements. This text incorporates new material concerning the impact of technology on the practice of law and new subsections include "Civil Actions in Cyberspace" (electronic filing, personal jurisdiction involving the Internet, and court websites) and "Discovery in Cyberspace" (attorney-client privilege of electronic communications, discovery of digital information, and impact of electronic databases upon discovery).

Table of Contents includes:
An Overview of the Pretrial Process;
Interviewing and the Establishment of the Attorney-Client Relationship;
Pretrial Planning and Investigation;
Drafting the Complaint;
Responses to the Complaint;
The Scope of Civil Discovery;
Depositions Upon Oral Examination;
Requests to Produce, for Admissions, and for Physical and Mental Examinations;
The Intervention of the Court Into the Discovery Process;
The Presentation and Argument of Motions;
Motions for Summary Judgment;
The Final Pretrial Conference, Pretrial Orders, and Judicial Management of the Pretrial Process;
Negotiation and Settlement;
Alternative Dispute Resolution.


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Format Paperback
Author Dessem
ISBN 9780314237910
Edition 5th ed., 2011
Publisher West