Civil Litigation

 

WHAT LAWYERS WHO PRACTICE IN THIS FIELD DO

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Civil litigators represent parties in disputes in state and federal court, in administrative tribunals, and in alternate dispute proceedings such as arbitration and mediation. Such disputes are between two or more people or entities, and remedies usually include money or judgments that require a party to do something or to stop doing something.

  • Civil litigation cases can include matters such as landlord/tenant cases, personal injury cases, breach of contract cases, employment discrimination cases, business/commercial disputes, real estate law, and medical malpractice, among others.

 

  • Attorneys who practice in this area can work for law firms, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, or corporations.

  • Civil litigators may develop a specialty or focus area over time; however, this pathway lists courses that would be generally useful in any type of civil practice.
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BAR EXAMINATION FACTOR

Civil Procedure and Evidence are tested with both essay and multiple choice questions in nearly all jurisdictions.  Many, but not all, practice areas are also tested on the bar exam; check your jurisdiction’s website for specific topics tested.



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