Courses Courses Arts and Design Arts and Design Animation Graphic Arts Photography Web Design Business Business Accounting Administrative Communication Finance Marketing and Sales Operations Project Management Small Business Soft Skills Computer Applications Computer Applications Autodesk Microsoft QuickBooks Windows Computer Science Computer Science Programming Construction and Trades Construction and Trades Construction Environmental and Energy Trades Health and Fitness Health and Fitness Alternative Medicine Dental Fitness Medical Veterinary Wellness Hospitality Hospitality Hospitality Service Information Technology Information Technology Cloud Computing Networking Other Security Language Language Languages Legal Legal Legal Studies Math and Science Math and Science Mathematics and Science Teacher Professional Development Teacher Professional Development Child Development Classroom Technology Math and Science Reading and Writing Test Prep Test Prep Exam Prep Writing Writing Writing and Editing Skill Map Resources Resources About ed2go Externship Programs Financial Assistance Find a School Blog MyCAA


(855) 520-6806

See all results for ""

See All Courses

ed2go Legal Online Legal Studies Civil Litigation
Return to Online Legal Studies

Civil Litigation

The course is designed to follow the procedures of a civil lawsuit from the first client contact through discovery, settlement negotiations or trial, and appeal. You will learn the roles and responsibilities of the paralegal in preparing court documents, investigation, client and witness contact, discovery and trial assistantship.

3 Months / 24 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School


Why this school? It's been chosen based on your location or if you've visited this school's website. Change School

Learning Method


No instructor. Study on your own schedule

Civil Litigation

Details + Objectives

Course Code: T14166

What You Will Learn
  • Litigation Process
  • Claim Investigation
  • Trial and Appeals Process
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced online course
  • 3 Months to complete
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain knowledge of litigation concepts and processes to prepare for or advance your paralegal career


Expand All
I. Initial client overview
  A.   Introduction to Civil litigation 
  B.   Sources of American laws
  C.   Stages of civil disputes 
      i.      Initial client interview
      ii.     Investigations
      iii.    Pretrial litigation
      iv.    Settlement
       v.    Trial/Appeal
II. In the investigation stage, the paralegal needs to examine and inquire into the claim
  A.   Acceptance of case
  B.   Fee agreement
  C.   Demand letter
III. In pretrial litigation, the initial preparation of pleadings to initiate a lawsuit
IV. The settlement means an agreement has been reached before the trial
V. The order of the trial/appeal
  A.   Jury selection
  B.   Opening statement
  C.   Case in chief
  D.   Evidence
  E.   Examination of witnesses
  F.   Establishing evidence
  G.   Closing
  H.   Jury instructions



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 8 or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


Expand All
When can I get started?

You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

How does it work?

You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.

What if I need an extension?

Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

Browse All