SRJC Course Outlines

1/20/2022 11:42:51 PMBOT 85.3 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  BOT 85.3Title:  FAMILY LAW PROCEDURES  
Full Title:  Family Law Procedures
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
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Catalog Description:
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An overview of Family Law procedures, especially as they relate to the dissolution of a marriage.  Students will follow applicable legal procedures and prepare appropriate court documents using a simulation. Intended for students seeking employment as law office professionals.  Not intended for individuals seeking assistance and instruction on preparing and processing their own dissolution of marriage documents.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of CS 60.11A (or BOT 73.12A) or equivalent.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An overview of Family Law procedures, especially as they relate to the dissolution of a marriage.  Students will follow applicable legal procedures and prepare appropriate court documents using a simulation. Intended for students seeking employment as law office professionals.  Not intended for individuals seeking assistance and instruction on preparing and processing their own dissolution of marriage documents.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and Course Completion of CS 60.11A (or BOT 73.12A) or equivalent.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
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CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
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 historical aspects of marriage.
2.  Differentiate among a valid, void, and voidable marriage.
3.  Create court forms and supporting legal documents.
4.  Determine child and spousal support recommendations.
5.  Analyze child custody and visitation issues.
6.  Evaluate marital property rights and obligations.
7.  Diagram a flow-chart of dissolution of marriage procedures to follow.
8.  Write the procedures to create and process necessary legal documents and forms.
9.  Create a working client file folder.

Topics and Scope
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Students will use a simulated legal case when covering the topics.
1.  Marriage
   a.  Legal aspects
   b.  Valid, void and voidable marriages
   c.  Grounds for dissolving a marriage
2.  Client interview
   a.  Essential information and data to obtain
   b.  Client's personal documents
   c.  Organization of files and development of follow-up systems
3.  Dissolution of Marriage Proceeding
   a.  California Dissomaster system for determining support recommendations
   b.  Custody and visitation issues
   c.  Child and spousal support calculations
   d.  Potential legal proceedings involving hearings and orders
   e.  Commencement proceedings
   f.   Service of process
   g.  Default proceedings
   h.  Contested matters
   i.   Marital settlement agreements
   j.   Processing a dissolution of marriage proceeding
       i.  Applicable legal procedures
       ii. Appropriate court documents
4.  Technology
   a.  Legal Solutions software
   b.  Microsoft Word and/or WordPerfect features designed for legal documents
   c.  Helpful Internet resources

Assignments:
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1. Textbook reading, approximately 10-25 pages per week
2. Research Internet resources and compile findings
3. Prepare court documents
4. Create client files for 2-3 simulated cases
5. Compose legal correspondence (10-15 samples)
6. Create a flow-chart of dissolution of marriage procedures
7. Using a simulation, write the procedures to create and process necessary legal documents and forms; create a procedures manual (10-20 pages)
8. 2 to 5 quizzes or exams

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, procedures manual
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Flow chart; procedures manual; internet research
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Court documents, client files, legal correspondence
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Quizzes: 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%
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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