Spring 2015 Class Schedule (ARC)



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LA 300    Introduction to Law and the American Legal System    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: ENGWR 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the American legal system, its history and function. It provides an overview of several important areas of law such as torts and crimes and the legal assistant's role in the system.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 17-May 14
Sa        09:00AM-12:30PM LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  20707 
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TBA       TBA             LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN Online          20707 Textbook

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
T         03:00PM-04:20PM LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10996 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          10996 Textbook
Online & In-class
This section meets both online and in the classroom. Students are required to attend the on-campus sessions as well as participate in the weekly online portion of this class. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

W         07:00PM-08:20PM LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10997 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          10997 Textbook
Online & In-class
This section meets both online and in the classroom. Students are required to attend the on-campus sessions as well as participate in the weekly online portion of this class. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          12077 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


LA 310    Civil Procedures and Litigation    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: LA 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is an introduction to the California court system with emphasis on understanding the practical aspects of litigation and the proper procedures required by statutes and rules of court. The phases of California court procedure, including State and Federal constitutional limitations, jurisdiction, venue, pleadings, and motions are covered. The course also includes the forms by which matters are submitted to the court system from pre-litigation through appeals.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  12211 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Johanson           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  12212 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


LA 314    Contract Law for Legal Assistants    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: LA 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers basic contract principles. Topics include formation, validity, defenses, rights of third parties, performance, breach, remedies, and damages.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  12208 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

M         07:00PM-10:15PM LEC D.Abbott             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  12209 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


LA 321    Legal Writing    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 320 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is a continuation of LA 320. It includes the application of research methods to gather information which may be used in a variety of written products. Information is synthesized into various documents typically used in the law office. Documents created may include interoffice memoranda, court briefs, and letters to clients.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC M.Gable              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  12210 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

TBA       TBA             LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN Online          12417 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 20, 2015. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


LA 342    Evidence    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: LA 310
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the rules of evidence in federal and state courts. Topics include Hearsay Rule, Best Evidence Rule, and organizing deposition transcripts.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Smith              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 203  18968 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


LA 350    Law Office Management    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: LA 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers aspects of the legal assistant's role in a law office. Law office technology, accounting, time and records management, and communication skills are examined.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 116  20012 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


LA 368    Workers' Compensation Law    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides an overview of the Workers' Compensation Law in California. The focus is on the procedural aspects of handling a Workers' Compensation claim from both the applicant perspective and the defense perspective.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Smith              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  18969 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


LA 495    Indpendent Studies in Legal Assisting    1-3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 162 hours LAB
Description: Independent Study is an opportunity for the student to extend classroom experience in this subject, while working independently of a formal classroom situation. Independent study is an extension of work offered in a specific class in the college catalog. To be eligible for independent study, students must have completed the basic regular catalog course at American River College. They must also discuss the study with a professor in this subject and secure approval. Only one independent study for each catalog course will be allowed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 17-May 20
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Thiltgen            TBA TBA                 19849 
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Spring 2015 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2015