SRJC Course Outlines

11/27/2021 4:29:00 PMPLS 60 Course Outline as of Spring 2020

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  PLS 60Title:  LEGAL CALENDARING  
Full Title:  Legal Calendaring
Last Reviewed:5/23/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

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

Catalog Description:
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This course provides a comprehensive overview of calendaring for the law office.  State and local rules are emphasized.  Risk management, statutes of limitation, guidelines and techniques for effective calendaring are also discussed.  Students will resolve calendaring situations triggered by various events common in law firms.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion or Current Enrollment in PLS 50


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course provides a comprehensive overview of calendaring for the law office.  State and local rules are emphasized.  Risk management, statutes of limitation, guidelines and techniques for effective calendaring are also discussed.  Students will resolve calendaring situations triggered by various events common in law firms.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion or Current Enrollment in PLS 50
Recommended:
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 2010Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Create and maintain an accurate calendaring system.
2.   Develop a system for calendaring coordination and calendaring checks.
3.   Maintain a tickler system.
4.   Utilize an electronic calendaring system.
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Apply state and local calendaring rules for accurate and effective calendar maintenance.
2.  Recognize which events require calendaring.
3.  Protect clients' interests by calendaring to avoid statutes of limitations issues.
4.  Identify and correct deficiencies in a calendaring system.
5.  Recognize and avoid common calendaring errors.
6.  Recognize the consequences of improper or incorrect calendaring practices.

Topics and Scope
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1.    Overview, Terminology, and Risk Management
      a.  Deadlines
      b.  Calculation
      c.  Dual system requirements
      d.  Clients' rights
      e.  State and local rules
2.    Events Requiring Calendaring
      a.  Statutory and regulatory deadlines
      b.  Promises
      c.  Internal scheduling
      d.  Correcting deficiencies
      e.  Common errors
       f.  Consequences
3.    Timing Considerations for Calendaring Events
      a.  Prior to accepting a case
      b.  During pendency of case
      c.  Post case or post trial actions
4.    General Counting Rules
      a.  Court days
      b.  Calendar days
      c.  Weekend and holidays
      d.  Statutory sources
      e.  Mailing considerations
5.    Calendaring from the Proof of Service
      a.  Personal service
      b.  Service by mail
      c.  Service by express mail
      d.  Fax service
      e.  E-service
      f.   Service by publication
      g.  Substitute service
6.    Pre-Filing Considerations
      a.  Government claims
      b.  Statutes of Limitations
      c.  Minor children
7.    Date Capturing
      a.  Important date sources
      b.  Pleadings
      c.  Case memoranda
      d.  Telephone calls
      e.  Correspondence
      f.   Faxes
      g.  E-mail
      h.  Other oral communications
      i.   Calendaring stamp
      j.   Authority banks
      k. Updating tickler system
8.    Fast Track System
      a.  Definition
      b.  Goals
      c.  Exceptions and exclusions
9.    Dismissal Statutes
      a.  Discretionary dismissal
      b.  Mandatory dismissal
      c.  Requirements and limitations
10.  Motion Practice
      a.  Motion to Quash
      b.  Demurrers
      c.  Motion to strike
      d.  Change of venue
      e.  Timing for oppositions
      f.   Timing for replies
      g.  Request for Statement of Damages
      h.  Motions for Summary Judgment
11.  Requests for Relief During Pendency of Case
      a.  Ex parte motions
      b.  Noticed motions
12.  Manual Calendaring Systems
13.  Discovery Calendaring
      a.  Depositions
      b.  Interrogatories
      c.  Requests for Admissions
      d.  Physical/mental examinations
      e.  Requests for production
      f.   Expert witnesses
14.  Electronic Calendaring Systems

Assignments:
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1.  Reading 8-12 pages a week
2.  Group in-class scenario problem solving
3.  Study and memorize legal terminology
4.  Participate in discussions based on lectures
5.  Participation in electronic calendaring exercises
6.  Solve Homework Problems
7.   Final quiz

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%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments 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
70 - 80%
In-class scenario problem solving, electronic calendaring exercises, group work, legal terminology, homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
final quiz, terminology quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
dicussions based on lectures


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Instructor prepared materials
Statutes of Limitations table, newspaper/journal articles and other materials that are current and relevant to the course topics, which are provided by the instructor.
Litigation by the numbers, Goren 2015, Lawdable Press

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