Litigation Instruction and Training - Litigation skills training for legal support staff

Instruction is offered on critical litigation skills needed for legal support staff.  Webinars are offered on the following topics: 

Civil Litigation Basics:  This course is presented as a weekly 2 hour webinar over a five week period each Wednesday.  Topics include:

  • Federal and California State court structure
  • Key references and resources
  • Starting the Action: Summons, Complaints, Answers
  • Service of Process, Proofs of Service
  • Case Management and Status Conferences
  • Written discovery, depositions, document production
  • Motion practice: Hearing dates, required documents, briefing schedules, tentative rulings, summary judgment motions, ex parte motions
  • Calendaring resources, tips and tricks in state and federal court (separate registration and MCLE credit available for those only interested in the Complexities of Calendaring class)

The topics covered provide a solid introduction to the fundamentals of civil litigation and key steps in the litigation process.

Please click HERE for details on the next series of classes, or HERE to register.


WEEK 1: Introduction and overview of civil litigation, summons, complaints and answers

WEEK 2:  Service of process, proofs of service, case management and status conferences

WEEK 3:  Discovery - overview, depositions, written discovery

WEEK 4:  Motion practice - briefing schedules, required documents, ex parte motions and summary judgment

WEEK 5:  Complexities of Calendaring: structure and details of the litigation calendar, including case management, discovery, motions and trial dates.  Topics include CCP and FRCP references, calculating service dates and proper service methods.  (Individual registration and one hour of MCLE credit available.)

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