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LEGAL 134 INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGAL STUDIES 3.0
The career as a paralegal. Relationship of attorney and paralegal in decision making and systems procedures. Introduction to law; composition, location and jurisdiction of courts; legal terminology; bibliography, social forces and effect of law. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
LEGAL 135A WILLS, TRUSTS, PROBATE ADMINISTRATION 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Plgl 134.
Overview of property, wills and general estate planning; overview of probate and probate court, guardianships, conservatorships, elder law, tax-related issues, probate alternatives; probate litigation. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
LEGAL 135B WILLS, TRUSTS, PROBATE ADMINISTRATION 3.0
Prerequisite: Plgl 135A.
Probate administration and mechanics, summary administration, family allowance and homestead, estate planning and use of trusts. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
LEGAL 136 PROPERTY LAW, BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITORS RIGHTS 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Plgl 134.
Law of personal, real and community property, joint tenancy leases, deeds, contracts, escrows, deeds of trust; drafting problems in real estate transactions; systems of recording, search of public documents, bankruptcy laws and forms; creditorsÆ rights, debtorsÆ exemptions and secured transactions. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
LEGAL 137 LEGAL WRITING AND DRAFTING 3.0
Prerequisite: Plgl 134 or 145A.
Advanced legal drafting and writing; special research and projects. Preparation of course papers; general papers. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
LEGAL 138 PARALEGAL STUDIES FIELD PRACTICE 4.0
Prerequisite: Maintain enrollment in 7 units or more including field practice and in Paralegal Studies curriculum.
Supervised field experience or employment in legal office leading to training in systems approach for paralegals (legal assistants). Total of 360 hours field practice.
 
LEGAL 139 TORT LAW AND CLAIMS INVESTIGATION 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Plgl 134.
Intentional torts and negligence, including insurance claims procedures; evaluation of personal injury claims and pleadings used in law offices either in settlement or litigation. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
LEGAL 140 FAMILY LAW AND DISSOLUTION PROCEDURES 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Plgl 134.
Law and procedure relative to marriage, dissolution, adoption and community property. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
LEGAL 141 CIVIL AND CRIMINAL EVIDENCE 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Plgl 134.
Rules of civil and criminal evidence and the admissibility of such evidence in court, deposition comprehension and interrogatory summarizing. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
LEGAL 142 LAW OFFICE PROCEDURES AND ETHICS 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Plgl 134.
Basic objectives of law office management procedures. Coordination of operational skills in a law office. Ethics of the legal profession and the judiciary. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
LEGAL 143 WORKER'S COMPENSATION LAW 3.0
Background of WorkerÆs Compensation Law. Relevant statutory and case law, substantive and procedural issues including compensability, benefit structure and tort law relationships of WorkerÆs Compensation. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
LEGAL 145A LEGAL RESEARCH 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Plgl 134.
Introduction to the technical skills of legal research. Use of a case digest, interpretation of statutes, Shepardizing authorities, prioritizing authorities. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
LEGAL 145B COMPUTER AIDED RESEARCH 1.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Plgl 134 and 145A.
On-line computer research with West Publishing Company. Composing queries, researching case law, statutes, and legal periodicals with the computer. Total of 9 hours lecture and 27 hours laboratory.
 
LEGAL 146 COMPUTER USE FOR THE LAW OFFICE 2.0
Prerequisite: Plgl 134.
An introduction to computer use in the law office. Applications will include software for judicial council form applications, jury instruction preparation, billing and accounting, legal calendaring, word processing applications for legal document preparation. Recommended basic word processing skills. Total of 36 hours lecture and 18 hours laboratory.
 
LEGAL 148 IMMIGRATION LAW 3.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of Plgl 134.
Historical background; administration of immigration law; citizenship and nationality; immigration preference system; non-immigrants; visas; removal; refugees and asylum. Total of 54 hours lecture.
 
LEGAL 150 PARALEGAL STUDIES GRADUATE SEMINAR 1.0
Prerequisite: Enrollment in or completion of final semester of Paralegal Studies courses.
A course designed to help students bridge the gap between the educational institution and working field. Resume writing, interviewing for employment, application writing. Total of 18 hours lecture.