Causes of Action: Thinking Like a Lawyer

Saturday, February 7, 2015 - 11:00 a.m. — 2:30 p.m.

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The cause of action (or legal claim) is the framework of every part of civil litigation. If you understand a cause of action, you can more easily: Draft a complaint, Draft discovery, Prepare for trial.

Class covers:

  • What is a cause of action
  • How to find the elements of a cause of action
  • How to draft a complaint and a discovery plan based on a cause of action
  • Library resources for identifying the elements of a cause of action

What to bring to this class:
This class involves small group discussion and sample working projects. Please bring a pen or pencil and your reading glasses (if you need them).

No legal advice:
LA Law Library provides access to legal resources and assistance with legal research. LA Law Library does not provide legal advice. For legal advice, you should consult an attorney.

Not covered:
This class is intended as an overview of causes of action and does not deal with specific issues of each participant’s case.

Fees: $40 for the class (nonrefundable payment reserves spot)


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