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Fundamentals of Law for the Legal Professional

Fundamentals of Law for the Legal Professional

Course Number: LAW X430

4 units

An overview of the American legal system, federal and California court systems, and administrative law. Topics include:

  • Legal ethics, professional responsibility and the role of the legal professional
  • Overview of civil and criminal law, torts, family and probate law, contracts, real property, and business law
  • Basic concepts of legal research, analysis and writing, including statutory and case law
  • Stages of a lawsuit
  • The basics of civil procedure, litigation, pleadings and discovery
  • Investigation procedures and interviewing
  • Terminology
  • Spotting legal issues
  • Understanding client relationships
  • Law office procedures

Available Sections

Starting Oct 3

192CPL102

Starting Oct 3
192CPL102

Course Fees

$690 Early Bird Discount ends on Sep 23
$740 after Sep 23

Instructor

Richard Brock [ bio ]

close [x] Richard Brock, M.A., J.D., Instructor and Lecturer, specializes in teaching law to paralegals, linking the principles of the law taught to the practice of law that paralegals are likely to experience. Mr. Brock is also active with the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, serving as a volunteer judge.

Schedule:

Thu 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Oct 3 - Nov 21, 2019

Thu 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Dec 5 - Dec 19, 2019

11 Meetings

Location:

UCR Extension Center

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Section Notes:

None.

Textbook:

Mandatory
"Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work"
Roger LeRoy Miller and Mary Meinzinger
ISBN: 1305506081

Prerequisites

No Prerequisites for this course

Applicable Certificates

Available Sections

Riverside

Section No.: 192CPL102

Dates: Oct 3 - Nov 21, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm-9:30 pm

Dates: Dec 5 - Dec 19, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm-9:30 pm

Instructor: Richard Brock

Textbook: Mandatory
"Paralegal Today: The Legal Team at Work"
Roger LeRoy Miller and Mary Meinzinger
ISBN: 1305506081

Location: UCR Extension Center

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