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Civil Litigation course curriculum

The Civil Litigation course curriculum delivers a comprehensive exploration of civil procedure, pleadings, evidence, motions, damages, appeals, and more. You will gain skills in research and legal processes that law offices and government employers need.

Curriculum Lessons

Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program  

In this course, you'll examine the goals and values of Ashworth College, time management, creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule, the nature and purpose of assessments, how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination, and developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century. You'll also review the fundamental concepts and processes concerning federal and state laws and court systems, as well as careers in the legal and criminal justice fields.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify skills needed to be a confident and independent online learner.
  • Explain fundamental concepts and processes concerning federal and state laws and court systems.

Lesson Group 1: Civil Litigation Fundamentals  

In this course, you'll explore the paralegal's role in civil litigation. You'll learn about paralegals' responsibilities and ethical obligations and review court procedures, rules, technologies, and documentation. Then, you'll explore aspects of civil litigation – such as discovery – more in depth. You'll also explore different types of alternative dispute resolution and learn how to prepare for trial and file an appeal.

By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the responsibilities and ethical obligations of the paralegal in civil litigation.
  • Summarize the procedures of the court concerning civil trials and appeals.
  • Describe the purposes and rules of discovery.
  • Differentiate between types of alternative dispute resolutions.

Program Description

The Civil Litigation certificate program is designed to provide students with the fundamental knowledge of civil litigation proceedings. Students will learn the various aspects of civil litigation procedures before, during, and after trial.

Program Objectives

After completing the Civil Litigation certificate program, students will be able to:

  1. Differentiate civil law from other types of law and sources of judicial authority.
  2. Outline the structure of the federal and state court systems and describe the similarities and differences between the two.
  3. Describe the rules and procedures that must be followed when filing and conducting a civil lawsuit in the federal court system, and explain where state-specific and court-specific procedures and rules may be found.
  4. Explain the roles and responsibilities of the paralegal, as well as the ethical standards to be demonstrated, while assisting an attorney through all phases of civil litigation.
  5. Identify career opportunities for students with the appropriate training in this specialty area.

The motion for getting hired

You'll gain job skills from every lesson in the Civil Litigation Career Certificate course and prep for your job search at the same time. The online tools available through the Ashworth College Central Network are integrated into your studies so you'll be ready to deliver a polished presentation of your qualifications to potential employers as soon as you graduate. You'll also be able to revisit the Ashworth College Central Network whenever you need to after you've earned your certificate. Learn more about it at the Ashworth College Career Services page.

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