Fundamentals of Law for the Legal Professional

Course Number: LAW X430


4 units

An overview of the American legal system, federal and California court systems, and administrative law. Topics include:

  • Legal ethics, professional responsibility and the role of the legal professional
  • Overview of civil and criminal law, torts, family and probate law, contracts, real property, and business law
  • Basic concepts of legal research, analysis and writing, including statutory and case law
  • Stages of a lawsuit
  • The basics of civil procedure, litigation, pleadings and discovery
  • Investigation procedures and interviewing
  • Terminology
  • Spotting legal issues
  • Understanding client relationships
  • Law office procedures

Available Sections

Starting Jul 5


Starting Jul 5 171CPL000

Course Fees

$545 Early Bird Discount ends on Jun 29
$595 after Jun 29


Rebecca McKee [ bio ]

close [x] Rebecca McKee, J.D., Deputy City Attorney, Riverside City Attorney's Office, defends the city and its employees in litigation involving accidents, property damage, and employment disputes.  Ms. McKee also represents the city's Code Enforcement Division, and oversees the internship program for the City Attorney's Office, including recruitment, training, and supervision of all law student and paralegal interns. 


Wed 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Jul 5 - Sep 13, 2017

11 Meetings


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Section Notes:



"Paralegal Today: The Legal Time at Work"
Roger LeRoy Miller and Mary Meinzinger
ISBN: 1305506081


No Prerequisites for this course

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