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Fall 2014 Course Schedule

The Role of the Paralegal
Course covers the role and functions of the paralegal in the modern law office. Includes introduction to the court system, sources of law, legal procedures, and issues of ethics and professional responsibility.
Course No. PLS 750
Section 50
Item Type 31694
Course Fee $600 (Does not include textbooks)
Units 4
Dates/Location Mondays, September 29 - December 8 / TBA
Time 6:10 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Text TBA
Instructor Courtney Medina, J.D. is an experienced paralegal with the Los Angeles County Public Defender's office.


Legal Research
Introduces students to sources, tools, and techniques of modern legal research, including on-line research, and the use of research databases such as Westlaw.
Course No. PLS 752
Section 50
Item Type 31694
Course Fee $600 (Does not include textbooks)
Units 4
Dates/Location Tuesdays, September 30 - December 9 / TBA
Time 6:10 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Text TBA
Instructor Nicole Faudree, J.D., Attorney and Member of the State Bar of California, currently now directs the Paralegal training program at College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA.


Legal Writing
Helps students develop a clear prose style for the variety of writing tasks paralegals will be assigned, including, preparing pleadings; summarizing research in briefs and memoranda; drafting documents; and composing correspondence. Students receive systematic critique of their writing.
Course No. PLS 753
Section 50
Item Type 31694
Course Fee $600
Units 4
Dates/Location Mondays, September 29 - December 8 / TBA

Time 6:10 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Text TBA
Instructor Peter Hong, J.D., is a member of the California Bar, specializing in defense of workers' compensation and employment discrimination claims. He has broad legal interests, and also teaches Legal Writing in our program.


Law Office Technology
Provides systematic background on computer uses for the law office and court environments; coverage includes legal applications of the Microsoft Office® suite of programs; preparation of pleadings and electronic filing; and specialized timekeeping; billing; and calendaring programs.
Course No. PLS 755
Section 50
Item Type 31694
Course Fee $600 (Does not include textbooks)
Units 4
Dates/Location Wednesdays, October 1 - December 10
Time 6:10 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Text TBA
Instructor Cheryl Garner is a senior paralegal specializing in litigation support with a large Los Angeles law firm. She is a member of the The Litigation Committee of the Los Angeles Paralegal Association (LAPA).


Real Estate law for the Paralegal
Course covers the role and function of the paralegal in real property transactions. Examines concepts and procedures in real estate law, including interests and conveyances in real property, escrow and title insurance, and tax considerations.
Course No. PLS 757
Section 50
Item Type 31694
Course Fee $600
Units 4
Dates/Location Thursdays, September 25 - December 11 / TBA
Time 6:10pm - 10:00pm
Length 40 hours
Text TBA
Instructor Viken Mouradian, J.D., Member of the State Bar of California (inactive status). Mr. Mouradian, a graduate of USC Law School, has extensive experience in real estate practice.


Civil Procedure I
Course provides an introduction to pleadings and the steps to filing a lawsuit
Course No. PLS 760
Section 50
Item Type 31694
Course Fee $600
Units 4
Dates/Location Mondays, September 29 - December 8 / TBA

Time 6:10 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Text TBA
Instructor David Wiggins, Esq. is a member of the State Bars of California and of Hawaii and holder of an active secondary California teaching credential. Mr. Wiggins has more than 21 years experience in litigation practice.


Civil Procedure II
Prerequisite: PLS760 or consent of instructor.
Course explores discovery procedures, including review of the California Code of Civil Procedure and practical application of discovery tools.
Course No. PLS 761
Section 50
Item Type 31694
Course Fee $600 (Does not include textbooks)
Units 4
Dates/Location Tuesdays, September 30 - December 9 / TBA

Time 6:10 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Text TBA
Instructor Ida Zaghi, J.D., iis a graduate of the Benjamin Cardozo Law School in New York City, where she was a member of the national moot court team, and a research assistant to several professors. She is a member of the New York State Bar.


Applied Legal Technology
Introduction to database management systems, including Concordance, Access, and Summation; case management and docket control software; litigation support software, including support for e-discovery; and courtroom presentation graphics, securities regulation.
Course No. PLS 764
Section 50
Item Type 31591
Course Fee $600 (Does not include textbooks)
Units 4
Dates/Location TBA
Time 6:10 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Length 40 hours
Text TBA
Instructor Cheryl Garner is a senior paralegal specializing in litigation support with a large Los Angeles law firm. She is a member of the The Litigation Committee of the Los Angeles Paralegal Association (LAPA).


Contract Law
Course No. PLS 786
Section 50
Item Type 31591
Course Fee $600 (Does not include textbooks)
Units 4
Dates/Location Tuesdays, September 30 - December 9 / TBA
Time 6:10pm - 10:00pm
Text TBA
Length 40 hours
Instructor Merdaud Jafarnia, J.D., is a member of the California Bar currently practicing bankruptcy law with a regional California law firm.


Internship Quarter
Course No. PLS782
Section 50
Item Type 31591
Course Fee $600 (Does not include textbooks)
Units 4
Dates/Location TBA / TBA
Time TBA
Text TBA
Length TBA
Instructor Lisa Rauhauser is a certificated paralegal in real estate and corporate practice. Lisa has extensive professional background in legal recruitment and placement.


Quarterly Westlaw Fee
Item Type 31586
Course Fee $41


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Contact
Robin Hall
Office:
(323) 343-4967
Fax:
(323) 343-4954
E-mail: rhall@cslanet. calstatela.edu

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