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The Practice of Civil Litigation

The Practice of Civil Litigation will cover crucial, practical issues faced by the civil litigator from the first day. The class will be structured to move chronologically through the issues a new litigator faces. Topics will include options for the newly licensed lawyer (including how to develop a litigation practice), the attorney-client relationship (including taking on a client, setting goals for the representation, and handling conflict), relationships with opposing counsel, litigation as a process (including the specific steps necessary to file and defend a suit, framing a case, and planning and implementing discovery), and settlements and verdicts (including alternative dispute resolution and what happens after a settlement or verdict). Pass/Fail.