Ch1_MMLit9e.pptx - PARALEGAL SERIES Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals Ninth Edition Marlene Pontrelli Maerowitz Thomas A Mauet Copyright \u00a9 2017

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PARALEGAL SERIES Copyright © 2017 CCH Incorporated Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals Ninth Edition Marlene Pontrelli Maerowitz Thomas A. Mauet
PARALEGAL SERIES Copyright © 2017 CCH Incorporated Chapter One Introduction to Litigation In this chapter you will learn: Differences between civil litigation and other types of litigation Where to find the law applicable to litigation matters How the court system is structured How a case moves through the process What types of remedies an aggrieved party may seek from the court What the paralegal’s role is in the litigation process What ethical standards paralegals must follow
PARALEGAL SERIES Copyright © 2017 CCH Incorporated Litigation Litigation : Resolution of disputes through the court system Civil Litigation : Resolution of disputes between private parties through the court system
PARALEGAL SERIES Copyright © 2017 CCH Incorporated Sources of Law The three sources of law that need to be consulted in litigation matters: Statutes Court Cases Constitutions
PARALEGAL SERIES Copyright © 2017 CCH Incorporated Sources of Law Statutes : laws enacted by state of federal legislatures that govern substantive and legal rights and principles, as well as procedural rules. Common Law : Body of law developed in England from custom and usage. Constitutions : The federal Constitution is the highest law of the land. Each of the 50 states has its own constitution. No rule of law enacted by a state may violate the state's constitution. Moreover, no state constitution or state or federal law may violate the federal Constitution.
PARALEGAL SERIES Copyright © 2017 CCH Incorporated The Court System The Court System

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