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Legal System, Civil Courts

The legal system, civil litigation, civil courts small claims court, discovery of evidence, motion practice, how to sue, how to collect a money judgement, appeals, attorney ethics, and retainer agreements.

  1. Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Alternative dispute resolution "ADR" includes arbitration and mediation. It is usually quicker and cheaper than in-court litigation. Includes collaborative law, AAA, JAMS and is used for domain name disputes.
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  2. Civil Court, Procedure & Litigation

    Issues concerning civil litigation - how to start a lawsuit, answer a complaint, respond to a summons, service, subpoenas, and discovery, motion practice.
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  3. Expert Witnesses & Investigators

    Issues concerning expert witnesses, private investigators, hiring, in-court testimony, the need for experts, evidentiary matters.
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  4. Judgement Enforcement & Collection

    Issues concerning enforcing a judgment, collective damages won after trial, information subpoena and restraining orders, wage garnishment, asset location and recovery.
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  5. Law School & Careers in Law

    Matters concerning law students, careers in law, paralegal training and licensing, legal secretaries, other jobs in law and law enforcement, law outline exchange.
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  6. Lawyers, Legal Practice, Ethics & the Bar

    The practice of law, operating and managing a law firm, ethics, state law licensing, continuing legal education and issues concerning the state and local bar associations.
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  7. Small Claims & Municipal Court

    Small claims courts and municipal courts with a low dollar value. Usually covers general civil claims that are under $10,000 and may be settled in one or a limited number of hearings.
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