Disadvantages Of Civil Litigation

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The purpose of law is to protect the rights of the smallest minority that has ever esixted -the individual.1 My grandfather was exposed to asbestos while working in a sawmill. When doctors informed him that his shortness of breath and continuous coughing was due to his exposure to asbestos fibers which lodged in his lungs, there appeared to be no remedy- only doctor bills. As the sole provider for a household of six, my grandfather continued to work. Numerous complaints were made by other employees and the employer continued to deny any wrong doing. Finally a class action lawsuit was filed. If it had not been for the civil litigation process, hundreds of people would have had no course of action to rectify an injustice. Miguel Angel Ruiz…show more content…
I prefer to be on the side of the plaintiff. The types of cases for a litigation paralegal can vary. The case may be a small community group going up against a corporate giant for releases of environmental contamination- or a family seeking compensation from the manufacturers and sellers of defective medical products- or an employee with claims against their employer of race, sex, age, or disability discrimination. The plaintiff is a character in an entire cast of characters. To discover the truth, the litigation paralegal has to hear each…show more content…
There are many tasks that must be performed in order to prepare for a case. Litigation paralegals conduct legal research, analyze issues and craft legal research memos. Litigation paralegals also conduct factual research, gathering relevant information from a variety of resources, such as newspapers, libraries, police and fire departments, trade associations and the media. A paralegal 's investigation of all facts is crucial in determining a legal strategy and pinpointing the legal matter in question. The paralegal 's role involves locating, interviewing, and taking witness statements. As each witness is interviewed during the investigation, a paralegal will learn the details of the case. The litigation paralegal becomes more familiar than anyone about the facts of the case and establishes rapports with the people involved. While each witness is being interviewed, statements are created to document the fmdings or opinions of the particular witness. The paralegal will be the first to determine the credibility of a witness. Along with the credibility and competency of the witness, the paralegal also must document any substantial non-verbal communication during the interview that made the paralegal believe that the witness is biased, prejudiced, or supplying misinformation. The witness statement exemplifies the importance of the litigation paralegal. Although it is a simple reporting of facts from
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