SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2022 9:03:21 AMBOT 85.6 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

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 Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled05 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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

Catalog Description:
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Development and processing of legal documents that may be used in subsequent court actions.  Includes development and management of legal files and systems, creation of calendar and follow-up systems, and appropriate processing procedures.  Documents include:  Wills, codicils, deeds, promissory notes, corporate minutes, affidavits, and agreements.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Completion of CS 60.11A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Development and processing of legal documents that may be used in subsequent court actions.  Includes development and management of legal files and systems, creation of calendar and follow-up systems, and appropriate processing procedures.  Documents include:  Wills, codicils, deeds, promissory notes, corporate minutes, affidavits, and agreements.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Completion of CS 60.11A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1999Inactive:Fall 2016
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Examine estate planning documents
2.  Differentiate between affidavits and acknowledgments
3.  Compose legal correspondence
4.  Generate real property forms
5.  Determine appropriate deeds to use in real estate transactions
6.  Evaluate types of business organizations
7.  Create systems for managing and maintaining non-court documentation and files

Topics and Scope
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Students will use simulated legal cases to cover topics.
1.  Management of systems
   a.  Client files and documents
   b.  Calendar and tickler systems
2.  Estate planning
   a.  Formalities in making a will
   b.  Types of wills
   c.  Codicils - changes to wills
   d.  Trusts
   e.  Signing and safe keeping of wills, codicils and trusts
3.  Real property
   a.  Classification of property
   b.  Property descriptions
   c.  Ownership of property
   d.  Real estate transactions
   e.  Deeds
   f.  Mortgages and deeds of trust
   g.  Recording of documents
4.  Business organizations
   a.  Forms of business ownership
   b.  Advantages and disadvantages of incorporating
   c.  Laws governing corporations
   d.  Types of corporations
   e.  Formation of a corporation
5.  Other non-court document procedures
   a.  Notary Public
   b.  Affidavit
   c.  Acknowledgment
   d.  Agreements and contracts

Assignments:
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1.  Textbook reading of approximately 15 to 25 pages per week
2.  Internet research for forms and informatin to complete legal documents
3.  Develop legal documents through simulations and case studies
4.  Create and organize client files and systems for simulations
5.  Compose legal correspondence in simulations
6.  Three to six quizzes

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


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Law Office Procedures Manual edited by Legal Secretaries Incorporated, The Rutter Group.  Updated semi-annually

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