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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
Prerequisites

No Prerequisites for this course

Applicable Certificates

Starting Apr 4 : Classroom-based

Section Code: 164CPL000

Course Fees:

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

Instructor:

Elizabeth Ann Lossing

Elizabeth A. Lossing, J.D., Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Trustees Program, Riverside

Schedule:

Tue 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Apr 4 - Jun 13, 2017

11 Meetings

Location:

UCR Extension CenterMap

Section Notes:

None.

Textbook:

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

Starting Apr 4 : Classroom-based

Section Code: 164CPL200

Course Fees:

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

Instructor:

Richard L. Brock

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:

Tue 7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Apr 4, 2017

Tues. 7-9:30 Apr. 4;Tues. 6-9:30 pm, Apr. 11-June 13 Class meets at Palm Desert campus

Tue 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Apr 11 - Jun 13, 2017

11 Meetings

Location:

UCR Palm Desert CenterMap

Section Notes:

None.

Textbook:

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

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