Civil Lawsuit Basics: Motions for Summary Judgment

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Aug 29, 2019  |  12:15PM - 1:45PM

A motion for summary judgment or summary adjudication allows a party to obtain judgment in their favor for an entire case or part of a case. These motions are based entirely on written submissions and avoid the time, expense, and uncertainty of a trial. Learn how to determine whether a summary judgment motion might be appropriate in your case, how to bring one before a California state court, and how to respond when one is brought against you.

Class covers:

  • When summary judgment and summary adjudication are appropriate
  • Timing and notice requirements
  • Requirements for submitting evidence
  • How to respond to this type of motion

Presented by Anahit Petrosyan:
Anahit Petrosyan joined LA Law library's Patron Services Department as a Reference Librarian in February of 2018. She participates in the delivery of Platinum program and other LA Law library Members Program services, and provides reference assistance in-person, and via phone, e-mail and chat at LA Law library's main and branch locations, including Van Nuys/North Hollywood and Pasadena public libraries. Anahit also teaches introductory legal research classes, such as Finding Forms, Types and Sources of Law, and Legal Research on the Internet, among others. She previously worked in various library paraprofessional capacities, for over fifteen years, at the University of Southern California libraries, including USC Gould School of Law (Asa V. Call) library. Anahit received her Bachelor's degree in History from the University of Southern California and earned her Master's in Library and Information Science degree from San Jose State University.

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