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Fundamentals of Law for the Legal Professional

Course Number: LAW X430

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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 Sep 27

172CPL000

Starting Sep 27
172CPL000

Course Fees

$545 Early Bird Discount ends on Sep 21
$595 after Sep 21

Instructor

Richard Brock [ bio ]

close [x] Richard Brock, M.A., J.D., Instructor and Lecturer, specializes in teaching law to paralegals, linking the principles of the law taught to the practice of law that paralegals are likely to experience. Mr. Brock is also active with the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, serving as a volunteer judge.

Schedule:

Wed 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Sep 27 - Dec 6, 2017

11 Meetings

Location:

UCR Extension Center

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Section Notes:

None.

Textbook:

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

Starting Sep 25

172CPL200

Starting Sep 25
172CPL200

Course Fees

$545 Early Bird Discount ends on Sep 19
$595 after Sep 19

Instructor

Richard Brock [ bio ]

close [x] Richard Brock, M.A., J.D., Instructor and Lecturer, specializes in teaching law to paralegals, linking the principles of the law taught to the practice of law that paralegals are likely to experience. Mr. Brock is also active with the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, serving as a volunteer judge.

Schedule:

Mon 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Sep 25 - Dec 4, 2017

11 Meetings

Location:

UCR Palm Desert Center

[ map ]

Section Notes:

UCR Palm Desert Center will provide you with a parking permit when you purchase a UCR Extension quarterly evening parking permit.

Textbook:

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

Prerequisites

No Prerequisites for this course

Applicable Certificates

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