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LEGAL 134 INTRODUCTION TO PARALEGAL STUDIES 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): None.
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. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

All LEGAL 134 students are REQUIRED to attend ONE of the following scheduled orientation meetings: Tuesday, September 6, 12 noon-1pm OR 6-7pm. Your Legal 134 instructor will distribute flyers during the first week of classes giving the meeting locations. If you have any questions, call the Paralegal Program Director at (626) 585-7817.

   #1239  8:00am- 9:35am TuTh    Lecture R111   FONG E J    
   #1024  6:00pm- 9:20pm Tu      Lecture R115   HOLMEN G L  
   #2640  6:15pm- 9:35pm F       Lecture R115   RICHEDA E   

LEGAL 135A WILLS, TRUSTS, PROBATE ADMINISTRATION 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of Legal 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. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #1244  9:35am-11:10am TuTh    Lecture R111   FONG E J    
   #0204  6:15pm- 9:35pm Tu      Lecture R111   FONG E J    

LEGAL 137 LEGAL WRITING AND DRAFTING 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Legal 134 or 145A.
Advanced legal drafting and writing; special research and projects. Preparation of course papers; general papers. Total of 54 hours lecture. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #2458  6:00pm- 9:20pm F       Lecture GM104  RICHEDA R L 

LEGAL 138 PARALEGAL STUDIES FIELD PRACTICE 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): 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). Maximum credit 16 units, 4 units each semester. Total of 360 hours field practice. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

All LEGAL 138 students are REQUIRED to attend ONE of the following scheduled orientation meetings: Saturday, September 10, at 1pm OR Tuesday, September 13, at 6pm. For meeting locations and if you have any questions, call the Paralegal Program Director, Dr. Carol Kellogg at 626-585-7817.

   #0255                 TBA     FLD     FLD    KELLOGG C D 
         22.5 Hours TBA per week
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         FLD: Field Study
   #0313                 TBA     FLD     FLD    KELLOGG C D 
         22.5 Hours TBA per week
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         FLD: Field Study

LEGAL 139 TORT LAW AND CLAIMS INVESTIGATION 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of Legal 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. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #2581  8:00am-11:20am Sat     Lecture R111   SWEETMAN S  
   #1450  6:00pm- 9:20pm M       Lecture R111   KELLOGG C D 

LEGAL 141 CIVIL AND CRIMINAL EVIDENCE 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of Legal 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. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #2942  9:00am-12:20pm Sat     Lecture R220   CHAVEZ E T  
   #2941  1:00pm- 2:35pm MW      Lecture R304   STAFF       
   #2381  6:15pm- 9:35pm Th      Lecture R205   PEREZ E     

LEGAL 142 LAW OFFICE PROCEDURES AND ETHICS 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of Legal 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. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #2463  7:30am-10:50am F       Lecture U309   CHAVEZ E T  
   #1826  8:00am-11:20am Sat     Lecture R111   CHAVEZ E T  

LEGAL 145A LEGAL RESEARCH 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of Legal 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. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #2126  6:15pm- 9:35pm M       Lecture R304   PEREZ E     

LEGAL 145B COMPUTER AIDED RESEARCH 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of Legal 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. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #2945  8:00am-10:15am Sat     LecLab  R211   HOLT M      

LEGAL 146 COMPUTER USE FOR THE LAW OFFICE 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Legal 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. Grading: Letter Grade Only

   #0584  6:00pm- 9:20pm F       LecLab  R211   HOLT M      

LEGAL 150 PARALEGAL STUDIES GRADUATE SEMINAR 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): 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. Grading: Pass/No Pass Only

   #3466  2:00pm- 5:00pm Sat     Lecture R211   DEAN L      
         Short Term: 09/3/11-10/8/11

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