SRJC Course Outlines

4/17/2024 2:07:10 AMBOT 85.6 Course Outline as of Fall 1999

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Discipline and Nbr:  BOT 85.6Title:  LEGAL DOCUMENT PROCESS  
Full Title:  Legal Document Processing
Last Reviewed:2/22/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled2.008 max.Lecture Scheduled16.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled24.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total40.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  32.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  04 - Different Topics
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:


Recommended Preparation:
Ability to type by touch. Familiarity with word processing software.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Training in the creation and processing of legal documents incorporating essential computer and technology skills.  Includes legal terminology, file management, calendar procedures, and appropriate formatting.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Ability to type by touch. Familiarity with word processing software.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:04 - Different Topics


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:Fall 2016
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.  Identify various non-court documents, i.e. wills, trusts, deeds,
   corporate minutes.
2.  Apply appropriate formatting to legal documents using the computer.
3.  Identify and define legal terminology in context.
4.  Apply procedures for preparation and execution of legal documents.
5.  Create and develop various client filing systems and calendaring
6.  Develop legal documents using software commonly used in law
7.  Create word processing macros to automate frequently performed
   features used in creating documents.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Terminology associated with legal documents and processing.
2.  Procedures for processing legal documents.
3.  Word processing features.
4.  Opening, maintaining, and closing client files.
5.  Memos and letters.

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Preparation of legal documents; creation of client files, written

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
5 - 20%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Homework problems, Quizzes
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 40%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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LEGAL SECRETARIAL PROCEDURES by Joyce Morton, Prentice-Hall.
LAW OFFICE PROCEDURES MANUAL by Legal Secretaries Incorporated,
 The Rutter Group.

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