Civil Litigation and Procedures

Civil Litigation and Procedures

Course Number: LAW X435

4 units

State and local rules, laws, procedures, and ethical considerations involved in litigating civil lawsuits. Topics include:

  • Investigation and fact-gathering
  • Parties, jurisdiction and venue
  • Statutes of limitation
  • Legal pleadings
  • Rules, scope, and types of discovery
  • Developing discovery plans
  • Law and motion practice
  • Laws and rules of evidence
  • Trial setting, settlement conferences and alternatives to litigation including mediation and arbitration
  • Pre-trial preparation

Available Sections

Starting Oct 3


Starting Oct 3

Course Fees

$690 Early Bird Discount ends on Sep 23
$740 after Sep 23


Harold Hopp [ bio ]

close [x] Harold W. Hopp, J.D., University of Southern California School of Law, Judge, Riverside County Superior Court, served served the Court's Presiding Judge in 2015-16. Mr. Hopp also practiced law for 19 years, specializing in civil litigation and handling cases from simple breach of contract matters to complex cases involving hundreds of millions of dollars. As an attorney, he worked closely with paralegals in discovery matters and trial preparation.


Thu 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Oct 3 - Nov 21, 2019

Thu 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Dec 5 - Dec 19, 2019

11 Meetings


UCR Extension Center

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Section Notes:



"Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals"
ISBN: 978-1454873488


LAW X430, Fundamentals of Law for the Legal Professional, may be taken concurrently.

Applicable Certificates

Available Sections


Section No.: 192CPL008

Dates: Oct 3 - Nov 21, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm-9:30 pm

Dates: Dec 5 - Dec 19, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm-9:30 pm

Instructor: Harold Hopp

Textbook: Mandatory
"Fundamentals of California Litigation for Paralegals"
ISBN: 978-1454873488

Location: UCR Extension Center

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