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Fundamentals of Law for the Legal Professional

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 Sep 24

182CPL000

Starting Sep 24
182CPL000

Course Fees

$595

Instructor

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 personal injury accidents, civil rights cases, and employment disputes. Ms. McKee also oversees the internship program for the City Attorney's Office, including recruitment, training, and supervision of all law student interns.

Schedule:

Mon 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Sep 24 - Dec 10, 2018

No meeting Nov 12

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

Prerequisites

No Prerequisites for this course

Applicable Certificates

Available Sections

Riverside

Section No.: 182CPL000

Dates: Sep 24 - Dec 10, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm-9:30 pm

Instructor: Rebecca McKee

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

Location: UCR Extension Center

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