AUTHORS: Kerley/Banker Hames, J.D./Sukys, J.D, Ph.D. - ©2013
MindTap™ Civil Litigation is a highly personalized fully online learning platform of authoritative content, assignments, and services offering you a tailored presentation of course curriculum created by your instructor. MindTap™ Civil Litigation guides you through the course curriculum via an innovative learning path where you will complete reading assignments, annotate your readings, complete homework and engage with quizzes and assessments. MindTap includes a variety of web-apps known as "MindApps" – allowing functionality like having the text read aloud to you as well as MindApps that allow you to synchronize your notes with your personal Evernote account. MindApps are tightly woven into the MindTap platform and enhance your learning experience. Civil Litigation is an introduction to areas of law common to many legal practices as well as: Takes students through the phases of litigating a civil dispute and prepares students to perform litigation work, from investigating claims, to filing a lawsuit, to pretrial and trial work, and on to appeals. Students have opportunities to practice skills required in each of these phases and to discover the paralegal's role in the process. Throughout the course, students will use critical thinking skills to determine where to file suit and to analyze the ethical obligations unique to trial work. Students will use legal writing skills to prepare briefs, motions, and pleadings, and draft discovery requests.