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2023-24 Catalog 
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LEGAL 102 - Civil Procedures I

5 Credits
First of a two-course series (with LEGAL 103) covering the litigation process, civil rules of procedure for Washington and local court rules. Topics include pleadings, jurisdiction, venue, discovery, evidence and alternatives to litigation. An overview of trial and post-trial relief is also covered.

Pre-requisite(s) POLS& 200 with min. 2.0

Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Day
Winter Day
Designed to Serve Students in Legal Studies program, pre-law students.
Active Date 20220330T15:34:12

Grading Basis Decimal Grade
Class Limit 32
Contact Hours: Lecture 55
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Restricted Elective Yes
Course Outline

  • Litigation process
  • Filling pleadings
  • Discovery
  • Pretrial Motions
  • Trial Procedures
  • Post trial relief
  • Appellate action
  • Role of a paralegal

Student Learning Outcomes
Accurately describe the stages of the litigation process.

Correctly explain how the elements of a valid legal cause of action informs the decision to accept a case, and the pleading and discovery processes.

Accurately describe the paralegal role in pre-suit investigation and the pleading and discovery processes.

Correctly determine which courts have jurisdiction to decide particular cases.

Draft and court file effective initial pleadings in a format that comply with applicable court rules

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