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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 Apr 4

184CPL000

Starting Apr 4
184CPL000

Course Fees

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

Instructor

Paul Zellerbach [ bio ]

close [x] Paul E. Zellerbach, B.A., J.D. (Retired), has more than 40 years of experience as a practicing attorney and prosecutor in the the Office of the Riverside County District Attorney.  Mr. Zellerbach  also served as a Riverside County Superior Court Judge, Criminal and Civil Divisions for more than 10 years, and has taught all aspects of criminal law, ethics, and trial practice, to prosecutors, attorneys, and state court judges presiding over homicide and death penalty cases.

Schedule:

Thu 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Apr 4 - Jun 13, 2019

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.: 184CPL000

Dates: Apr 4 - Jun 13, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm-9:30 pm

Instructor: Paul Zellerbach

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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