PLA 2201  Civil Law and Procedure credits: 3

This course is designed to prepare the legal assistant to assist the trial attorney in preparing for civil litigation, trial, alternative dispute resolution methods, and post-trial proceedings in the Florida and Federal courts. The course covers substantive civil law, the Florida and Federal Rules of Civil and Appellate Procedure and related matters including drafting of pleadings, preparing discovery documents, drafting motions, drafting settlement proposals, preparation of a trial brief, abstracting of depositions, trial procedure, and appellate jurisdiction.

Prerequisite: PLA 1003 with a minimum grade of C