The course will include an overview of the legal assisting profession, the duties and ethnical responsibilities of the legal assistant, and the attorney's code of conduct. A general survey of law office practices and procedures, which includes case assignment, document handling and filing, time keeping, billing, and law office communication.
This course will provide a comprehensive working knowledge and understanding of research materials and research tools. Key competencies will include the use of both manual and automated forms of legal references, understanding and distinguishing sources of law, legal research skills, and the analysis of legal research problems. Prerequisite: ENGL 1113, Pre/Concurrent requisite ENGL 1213.
A general perspective of the legal system and judicial branch of government; introducing legal terminology, survey of practices, and ethics of legal professions.
This course provides the facts and principles that form the basis of the following substantive areas of the law: Litigation, Contracts, Administrative Law, and Family Law. Prerequisites: LA 1103 and LA 1123.
A field experience that allows the application of knowledge and skills learned in course work in an office providing legal services. Students work under the joint supervision of a faculty member and a site supervisor. Prerequisites: LA 1103, LA 1123, POLS/LA 3113, and LA 2323 or LA 3213.
An analysis of the characteristics and functions of the American Court Systems. Prerequisite: POLS 1113.
This course provides the facts and principles that form the basis of law related to Bankruptcy, Business Organizations, Litigation, Real Estate, and Estate Planning and Probate. Prerequisites: LA 1103 and LA 1123.