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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, March 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 Legal Assisting Program Director, Dr. Carol Kellogg at 626-585-7817.

   #4689  8:00am- 9:35am TuTh    Lecture R111   FONG E J    
   #6669  6:15pm- 9:35pm F       Lecture R111   SWEETMAN S  
   #4972  6:20pm- 9:40pm Th      Lecture R115   RICHEDA E   
   #5822  6:20pm- 9:40pm Th      Lecture R306   RICHEDA R L 

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

   #4569  9:35am-11:05am TuTh    Lecture R111   FONG E J    
   #5328  6:20pm- 9:40pm Tu      Lecture R305   FONG E J    

LEGAL 136 PROPERTY LAW, BANKRUPTCY AND CREDITORS RIGHTS 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of Legal 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; creditors rights, debtors exemptions and secured transactions. Total of 54 hours lecture. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #5165  6:15pm- 9:35pm M       Lecture R205   REYES C     

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

   #6052  7:25am- 9:00am TuTh    Lecture R305   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 the Orientation meetings: Saturday, March 10, 1-3pm or Tuesday, March 13, 6-7pm. For meeting locations and questions, call the Legal Assisting Director, Dr. Carol Kellogg at (626) 585-7817.

   #6128                 TBA     FLD     FLD    KELLOGG C D 
         22.5 Hours TBA per week
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         FLD: Field Study
   #5167                 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

   #6227  8:00am-11:20am Sat     Lecture R205   HOLMEN G L  
   #5168  6:15pm- 9:35pm M       Lecture R111   KELLOGG C D 

LEGAL 140 FAMILY LAW AND DISSOLUTION PROCEDURES 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in or completion of Legal 134.
Law and procedure relative to marriage, dissolution, adoption and community property. Total of 54 hours lecture. Grading: Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass

   #4648  6:15pm- 9:35pm Th      Lecture R111   ANGELUCCI M 

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

   #6032  6:15pm- 9:35pm Tu      Lecture R115   CHAVEZ E T  
   #6919  6:15pm- 9:35pm F       Lecture R115   CHAVEZ E T  

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

   #6029  6:20pm- 9:40pm W       Lecture R304   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

   #6140  8:00am-11:20am F       Lecture R205   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

   #5402  6:15pm- 9:35pm W       LecLab  R206   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

   #5906 10:15am- 1:35pm Sat     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

   #5566  6:15pm- 9:15pm M       Lecture R206   DEAN L      
         Short Term: 02/27/12-04/2/12

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