Summary Book Review Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals by Marlene A. Maerowitz :
Download or read book in PDF or another Format Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals written by Marlene A. Maerowitz and published by Wolters Kluwer. This book was released on 2007-06-22 with total page 537 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The new edition of Maerowitz and Mauet's Fundamentals of CaliforniaLitigation for Paralegals gives students a complete explanation ofCalifornia specific litigation. Clearly written with the student in mind, thetext makes the material accessible while the accompanying workbook and formsput theory into practice.These features make this text an appealing choice:* offers a complete understanding of the litigation process fromthe time the client walks into the office through trial and post-judgment,including settlements and alternative forms of resolutions* balanced approach neither oversimplifies the litigationprocess, nor clouds the educational course with excessive information* pedagogical aids such as bold-faced terms defined in theglossary; examples; charts and checklists; sample documents; chapter overviewsand summaries; and review questions are featured throughout the text* tailored to the California rules with each chapter referencingthe specific California statute where more information can be found,and California forms included throughout* provides opportunities for the instructor to pick and choose whichareas to emphasize* a workbook on CD accompanies the text and includes five casescenarios based on California law along with associated Judicial Council formsto be used as practical exercises* Instructor's Manual provides answers to the questionsposed in the workbook and book, as well as a test bank of questions thatinclude true-false, short answer and essay questions so that theinstructor can choose the type of test to give. Projects for research andwriting, sample forms, and suggested course outlines are also includedChanges to the Third Edition include:* chapters on motions and discovery tools have been broken down intoseparate sections so that they are both easier for the student to understandand digest, and easier for the instructor to teach* depositions, interrogatories, and document productionhave been included and demurrers, motions to strike, and summaryjudgment have been broken out into separate sections* more information included on litigation management systems andhow to use such systems to index and retrieve documents in large cases* reflects most recent changes in the California rulesThis student-friendly text offers a teachable approach to the subject ofCalifornia litigation. The content is neither oversimplified nor saturatedwith excess information which allows for a smooth introduction.Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals, Third Edition offersa complete understanding of the litigation process, allowing students to walkaway with a firm understanding of the complete picture.