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Civil Litigation

Course Description

Are you an established paralegal seeking advancement with a civil litigation law firm? This course contains a balanced mix of legal theory and practical legal skills designed to inform as well as challenge you. The course addresses the skills you must develop in order to become an effective paralegal from the first contact with the client, through trial and post-judgment. You will gain a deeper understanding of the litigation process, including the relevant rules and procedures. You will also explore the role you will play as a paralegal in a litigation trial. The e-textbook for this course contains a new chapter on social media in litigation, recent supreme court cases and developments intertwined with the presentation of procedural rules, and realistic examples of motions, pleadings, and discovery requests. You will learn the legal terms of litigation, receive tips on drafting documents commonly used in litigation, and read about popular alternatives to litigation.

Civil Litigation Curriculum

Lesson 1: Introduction to Litigation and Investigating

  • Introduction to Litigation
  • Informal Fact Gathering and Investigation

Lesson 2: Planning the Litigation

  • Case Evaluation and Strategy
  • Parties and Jurisdiction

Lesson 3: Pretrial Litigation Part 1

  • Pleadings
  • Law and Motions
  • Motion Practice
  • Provisional Remedies

Lesson 4: Pretrial Litigation Part 2

  • Evidence
  • Discovery

Lesson 5: Settlement, Trial and Post-Trial Part 1

  • Settlements
  • Trial Preparation, Trial, and Appeal

Lesson 6: Settlement, Trial and Post-Trial Part 2

  • Enforcement of Judgments
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Social Media in Litigation

Civil Litigation Course Materials

Blackstone will provide you with the following tools for your success in the Civil Litigation course, all of which are included in your tuition:

Civil Litigation online Study Guide

Fundamentals of Litigation for Paralegals, 7th Edition, 2012, by Marlene A. Maerowitz and Thomas A. Mauet. ISBN 9781454809685

Your e-book is delivered via VitalSource, one of the most popular and user-friendly e-textbook platforms for higher education. With VitalSource, you can change the page layout to suit your reading needs and easily search for keywords, tables and graphics throughout the text. You also have access to highlighting and note tools to help you make the most of your studies. You have the ability to work online or off…wherever it is convenient for you! Click here to learn more about the benefits of VitalSource e-books.

You will gain unlimited access to Blackstone’s Online Student Center, where you can download your Civil Litigation Study Guide, take exams and receive instantaneous Grade Reports, chat real-time with other students, participate in online discussions, and receive news about Blackstone.

Course Tuition

A quality education is an investment in your future. Blackstone’s online certificate training programs are designed to be affordable while providing excellence in education and student services. The knowledge and skills you gain during the time you are working toward your certificate at BCI is what sets us apart and will set you apart from other employees. Your employment options will grow as you gain an expertise in a specialized area and you will be prepared with the knowledge you need to advance your career and earn more money. You may also use your work at BCI toward your CLE needs if you are certified.

Your Advanced Paralegal Civil Litigation Course tuition fee includes:

  • All instruction and exam evaluation
  • Access to our state-of-the-art Online Student Center
  • Lifetime access to student forums and chat rooms
  • Full student services and support during your program
  • Latest edition e-textbook included with your certificate course
  • Comprehensive online study guide prepared by faculty and reviewed by subject matter experts
  • Exam grade reports with references for questions answered incorrectly
  • Automatic six-month time extension—an exceptional value!
  • Official BCI school transcript
  • An embossed Civil Litigation certificate upon completion of program requirements

Regular Tuition Price $396

Payment Plan Options

We offer a payment plan with a 100% approval rate for our advanced paralegal courses—you are already pre-approved for a low down payment and low monthly installments so you can afford your BCI training!

Student Tuition 0% Interest Free Program

You will pay a $160.00 down payment & 4 monthly payments of $59.00

Methods of Payment

You may use your Visa, Discover, Master Card, or American Express Card to securely enroll online. You may also pay in full for your program by money order or corporate check or personal check.

If you’re looking for information on becoming a paralegal, visit our paralegal program page for more information about paralegal training and careers.