Spring 2017 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 14-May 17
Th        07:00PM-10:05PM LEC S.Beezley            ARC MAIN DaviesHall 107  10099 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

TBA       TBA             LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN Online          20499 Textbook


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 14-May 17
Th        12:00PM-02:50PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  11107 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.

W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  11106 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 14-May 17
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LEC A.Wilkerson           TBA TBA                 11103 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc) is required in this section.

T         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC A.Wilkerson          ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128    20445 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 14-May 17
T         03:30PM-06:35PM LEC A.Wilkerson          ARC MAIN Lib Arts 128    13415 
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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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN Online          11262 
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Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 17, 2017. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at www.arc.losrios.edu/online

Schedule: Other Term, Jan 21-May 17
TBA       TBA             LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN Online          20573 Textbook


LA 334    Criminal Law and Procedure    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course provides background in both substantive crimes and criminal procedure. It includes a detailed study of the operation of the criminal justice system, from arrest and filing of charges through trial, conviction and appeal.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 14-May 17
M         07:00PM-10:15PM LEC J.Morris             ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  19341 
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NOTE: The use of web-based tools (i.e. Internet, D2L, etc.) is required in this class.


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 14-May 17
Th        03:30PM-06:20PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 112  12784 
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 14-May 17
W         07:00PM-10:05PM LEC A.Wilkerson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 113  13413 
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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 14-May 17
TBA       TBA             LAB TBA                   TBA TBA                 12732 
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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 14-May 11
TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Online          13059 
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NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, March 18 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 128, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, April 8 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 128 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 6 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 128.
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 14-May 17
T         06:00PM-06:50PM LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN DaviesHall 114  13061 Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara          TBA TBA                 13061 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 A.Domek              ARC MAIN Online          13058 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 14 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 4 at 1:00PM-3:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 13 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 16-May 11
TBA       TBA             LAB P.Sakakihara         ARC MAIN Online          13060 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 25 at 12:00PM-2:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 25 at 12:00PM-2:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 6 at 12:00PM-2:00PM 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

TBA       TBA             LAB S.Jay                ARC MAIN Online          13471 Textbook
NOTE: This course is designated for students who are taking a Work Experience course for the first time. This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, February 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 128, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 25 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 128 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 6 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 128.
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 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: May 5, 2017