Spring 2016 Class Schedule (ARC)



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

Prerequisite: ENGWR 300 or ESLW 340 with a grade of "C" or better
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: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T         03:00PM-04:20PM LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10102 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          10102 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  10103 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LEC C.Thiltgen           ARC MAIN Online          10103 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          11078 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 19, 2016. 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 16-May 18
MW        01:30PM-02:50PM LEC L.Willis             ARC MAIN Portable 609A   11204 
Textbook
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Willis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  11205 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 16-May 18
MW        03:00PM-04:20PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  11201 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

M         07:00PM-10:15PM LEC M.Gable              ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  11202 Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.


LA 320    Legal Research    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Corequisite: LA 300
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers the legal assistant with the basic tools of legal research in both federal and California law, with emphasis on California materials. Location and use of primary and secondary sources are studied. The elements of a court decision and how to brief a case are presented.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
F         10:00AM-01:10PM LEC L.Willis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  20216 
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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 16-May 18
Th        01:30PM-04:35PM LEC L.Willis             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  20213 
Textbook
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC L.Willis             ARC MAIN Portable 609A   11203 Textbook
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          11388 Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 19, 2016. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online


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 16-May 18
TTh       12:00PM-01:20PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 105  13344 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this section.


LA 360    Corporations Law    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers corporation terminology and legal requirements governing corporations. Topics include formation, dissolution and liquidation of a corporation.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  20214 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


LA 364    Landlord Tenant Law    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course focuses on the most common types of landlord-tenant disputes. Litigation and non-litigation matters are covered. Topics include the different types of tenancy, what constitutes habitability, and tenant's rights and obligations.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Goldberg           ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  20215 
Textbook
NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


LA 495    Independent 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 16-May 18
TBA       TBA             LAB C.Thiltgen            TBA TBA                 13271 
Textbook


LA 498    Work Experience in Legal Assisting    1-4 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Advisory: Eligible for ENGRD 310 or ENGRD 312 AND ENGWR 300; OR ESLR 340 AND ESLW 340.
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Students must be in a paid or unpaid internship, volunteer position, or job related to legal assisting with a cooperating site supervisor. Students are advised to consult with the Legal Assisting Department faculty to review specific certificate and degree work experience requirements.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
Description: This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of legal assisting. It is designed for students interested in work experience and/or internships in transfer-level degree occupational programs. Course content includes understanding the application of education to the workforce, completion of Title 5 required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site, and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend a weekly orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. First-time participants are required to attend a weekly orientation and a final meeting. Returning participants are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting and may meet individually with the instructor as needed to complete a work site observation and all program forms, receive updates, and assignments. Students may take up to 16 units total across all Work Experience course offerings. This course may be taken up to four times when there are new or expanded learning objectives. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

Schedule: Eight Week - Second, Mar 15-May 12
W         06:00PM-07:50PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  19161 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 19161 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 16-May 18
T         06:30PM-07:20PM LAB A.Domek              ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    19163 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB A.Domek               TBA TBA                 19163 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Online          19160 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who have already successfully completed a Work Experience course in a previous semester. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, January 16 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 5 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 14 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Schedule: Other Term, Feb 18-May 12
Th        06:00PM-07:10PM LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Lib Arts 154    20353 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                 TBA TBA                 20353 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Online          19162 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who have already successfully completed a Work Experience course in a previous semester. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, February 20 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, April 2 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 7 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126.
SPECIAL NOTE: Important information regarding this class will be sent to you only through your Los Rios Gmail account. Be sure that you check regularly!! Check email today at https://apps.losrios.edu/login.html

Spring 2016 Class Schedule

Updated: May 2, 2016