PLGL205 - Litigation Assistance Procedures
Prerequisite(s): PLGL-105 or instructor’s approval
Description: The purpose of this course is to train paralegals/ legal assistants to perform, under the direction and supervision of a lawyer, civil litigation support work, which for the most part requires sufficient knowledge of legal concepts and which, absent the paralegal or legal assistant, would be performed by a lawyer. It is not intended to be a course which teaches individuals to litigate their own cases or assist others in litigation, absent the supervision of a lawyer. A paralegal/ legal assistant may not engage in the practice of law by accepting cases, giving legal advice, appearing in court, setting fees, etc. Engaging in the unauthorized practice of law is a crime in the State of New Jersey. This course is designed to give an overview of the law, rules of procedure, ethical and professional responsibilities, and tasks essential to the role of the paralegal in assisting the attorney and the client in the civil litigation process. NOTE: This course is offered only in the Spring term.
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