SRJC Course Outlines

4/17/2024 3:16:06 AMBOT 85.5A Course Outline as of Spring 1999

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Discipline and Nbr:  BOT 85.5ATitle:  DISCOVERY LEVEL 1  
Full Title:  Legal Procedure: Discovery Level 1
Last Reviewed:9/16/1998

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled2.008 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total16.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  32.00Total Student Learning Hours: 48.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is intended for Legal Secretary Certificate  Program students and individuals interested in learning about discovery.  Discovery is the most important component of a lawsuit.  Discovery is seeking facts, evidence, documents from the other side.  Topics include:  Discovery methods using interrogatories, production of documents, subpoenas, depositions; preparation of discovery documents and repsonses; time frames and calendaring requirements.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1999Inactive:Fall 2010
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Discuss the purpose of discovery.
2.  Discuss the Discovery Act in the Code of Civil Procedure.
3.  Explain the various discovery documents.
4.  Explain the legal requirements of each discovery document according
   to law.
5.  Describe the time frames for service of the documents and response
   to the documents.
6.  Discuss legal calendaring.
7.  Format discovery documents according to standard legal format
8.  Format responses to discovery documents.
9.  Discuss organization of discovery documents.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Discovery Act in Code of Civil Procedure
2.  Discovery purpose
3.  Discovery methods: subpoena, Subpoena Duces Tecum, Deposition Subpoena
4.  Calendaring considerations
5.  Responses to discovery demands
6.  Organizing discovery documents

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Listing discovery procedures for simulated cases.
Drafting components of legal documents.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 70%
Simulated cases.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 70%
Class performances, homework assignments
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 50%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 30%
In-class participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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