Intro to Litigation

Write an outline for the content covered in this week’s chapters. There are no resubmissions on this assignment.

Please refer to the sample outline in the Module on Courts. Write every heading and subheading. Do not use sentences but key words and phrases.

Here is a sample outline which is located in a prior module (no sentences or paragraphs, copy the headings with important key words):

I COURTS

1. Federal

a. District = trial courts in every state

b. Circuit = appellate (must hear appeal)

c. Supreme = highest only one (can decide to hear appeal – certiorari)

2. States

Objective: 1. Understand who can be plaintiffs, defendants and parties

2. When does a plaintiff have standing to sue

3. What is the difference between venue and jurisdiction



Assessment: Submitting an outline of all the information provided in this module

Sample outline on courts:

Here is a sample outline:

I COURTS

1. Federal

a. District = trial courts in every state

b. Circuit = appellate (must hear appeal)

c. Supreme = highest only one (can decide to hear appeal – certiorari)

2. States

Please use the textbook Civil Practice for Paralegals in New York State by Charles E. Coleman and Gail Elizabeth Williams Chapters 4, 6, and 9. It is imperative that you use this book!

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