Spring 2019 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 19-May 22

Sa09:00AM-11:50AMLECA.WilkersonARC MAIN Portable 609A20916Textbook
W07:00PM-10:05PMLECA.WilkersonARC MAIN DaviesHall 10720674Textbook
TBATBALECA.WilkersonARC MAIN Online 12857Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory

TBATBALECA.WilkersonARC MAIN Online 20917Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


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 19-May 22

Th07:00PM-10:05PMLECM.GableARC MAIN DaviesHall 11313501Textbook

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 19-May 22

T03:00PM-05:50PMLECA.WilkersonARC MAIN DaviesHall 11312847Textbook

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 19-May 22

T07:00PM-10:05PMLECA.WilkersonARC MAIN DaviesHall 11312575Textbook

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 19-May 22

M07:00PM-10:05PMLECJ.BrynelsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 10620675Textbook
TBATBALECJ.BrynelsonARC MAIN Online 12894Textbook
Online Orientation, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. This course meets entirely online. For further information about the course requirements, please visit the course website at
ARC ONLINE Faculty Directory


LA 322    Advanced Legal Research and Writing    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 321 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course builds on the research and writing skills covered in LA 320 and LA 321. It focuses on refining legal research, analytical, and writing skills with an emphasis on researching and applying most current codes, rules, and practices pertaining to e-discovery, meta data mining, and other technical issues; it also covers drafting various discovery requests/responses and discovery motions/oppositions and/or other documents filed in Law and Motion departments relative to electronically stored information. Extensive use of computers and the internet is required.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

M07:00PM-10:20PMLECM.GableARC MAIN DaviesHall 10719925Textbook

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 19-May 22

T07:00PM-10:05PMLECJ.MorrisARC MAIN DaviesHall 21913318Textbook

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 19-May 22

W03:00PM-05:50PMLECJ.BrynelsonARC MAIN DaviesHall 20412253Textbook

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 19-May 22

M03:00PM-05:50PMLECTBAARC MAIN DaviesHall 10719927Textbook

LA 362    Estate Planning and Probate Procedure    3 Units

Prerequisite: LA 300 and 320 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course covers estate planning, including the manner in which property may be held and ways it can be transferred. Testate and intestate probate procedures are included.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 19-May 22

T07:00PM-10:05PMLECS.BeezleyARC MAIN DaviesHall 11213317Textbook

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 19-May 22

TBATBALABA.Wilkerson TBA TBA12215Textbook

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 complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. All students are required to attend the first class meeting, a mid-semester meeting, and a final meeting. Additionally, students who have not already successfully completed a Work Experience course will be required to attend weekly orientations while returning participants may meet individually with the instructor as needed. 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 19-May 16

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA12437TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA12437TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Tuesday, May 14 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 19-May 22

TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA13358TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABS.Jay TBA TBA13358TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Tuesday, January 22 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Tuesday, March 12 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00PM-8:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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

T06:00PM-06:50PMLABP.SakakiharaARC MAIN Tech Ed 32312439TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA12439TextbookFree Digital Book
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 04

TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA12438TextbookFree Digital Book
TBATBALABP.Sakakihara TBA TBA12438TextbookFree Digital Book
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, February 16 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, March 23 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325 and a final meeting on Saturday, May 4 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM Tech Ed 325.
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 2019 Class Schedule

Updated: November 14, 2018