Summer 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: Eight Week - Second, Jun 12-Aug 03
TTh       06:00PM-09:05PM LEC J.Brynelson          ARC MAIN DaviesHall 106  10631 
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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: Eight Week - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
MW        06:30PM-09:35PM LEC A.Wilkerson          ARC MAIN Portable 609A   12481 
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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: Eight Week - Second, Jun 12-Aug 03
Sa        09:00AM-12:30PM LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN Portable 609A   12346 
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TBA       TBA             LEC L.Pavlovich          ARC MAIN Online          12346 Textbook
Online & In-class (hybrid)
This section meets both online and in the classroom. Instructors and students have both classroom meetings and online activities. A portion of classroom hours have been replaced by online hours.


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 - First, Jun 05-Jul 28
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Funderburg         ARC MAIN Online          10559 
Textbook
TBA       TBA             LAB K.Funderburg          TBA TBA                 10559 Textbook
NOTE: This course meets online and also requires a face-to-face orientation meeting on Saturday, June 10 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126, a face-to-face midpoint meeting on Saturday, July 8 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126 and a final meeting on Saturday, July 22 at 10:00AM-12:00PM in RM 126.
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Summer 2017 Class Schedule

Updated: August 9, 2017