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2015-2016_ ___________________________________________________________ EASTERN IDAHO TECHNICAL COLLEGE
introduced to various legal-specific software,
telecommunication, and office equipment generally found in a
law office. SP
Prerequisite: CIS 101
LGL 103 Legal Terminology
3 Credits
Students will learn the definitions, synonyms, and pronunciation
of legal terms and understand how these terms are used in legal
documents, instruments, and correspondence. FA
LGL 104 Legal Document Drafting
3 Credits
The focus of this course will be on introducing key legal
documents to acquaint students with legal format, parlance, and
vernacular. Specific focus will be given to studying the unique
components of different documents, as well as provide students
with hands-on training in drafting a variety of legal
correspondences, memos, and legal documents. Students will
also be introduced to state and federal courts and rules and learn
how procedural rules relate to document drafting. FA
LGL 110 Civil Litigation I
3 Credits
This course provides the learner with principles of civil litigation
in federal and state courts with a focus on the initial phases of a
lawsuit, including client interviews, pre-litigation investigation,
jurisdiction and venue considerations, service of process, and
discovery. Discovery topics include interrogatories, depositions,
document production, and requests for admission. The principles
learned will be applied to practical litigation exercises. SP
Prerequisite: LGL 104 or instructor approval
LGL 207 Procedures of Bankruptcy Law
3 Credits
This course provides the learner with a comprehensive
understanding of debtor/credit law and how it relates to
bankruptcy. Students will examine related laws using realistic
case-studies that explore how debt is created and collected
preparatory to filing bankruptcy. The course evolves from
understanding the formation of debt, to exploring different
bankruptcy options available to debtors, to learning how
bankruptcy cases are adjudicated and closed upon order of
discharge. SP
LGL 208 Family Law
3 Credits
The purpose of the family law course is to give legal assistants
an understanding of domestic relations law and to show students
how those laws govern family situations. The content of the
course covers such areas as formation of a marital relationship,
dissolution of marriage, child custody and support, adoption,
paternity, domestic violence and child neglect. SP
LGL 210 Internship
3 Credits
This course provides the student with an opportunity to gain
practical work experience under the supervision of an attorney
or experienced legal assistant in day-to-day, on site office work.
The student must prepare the necessary job search documents
and conduct interviews to obtain a legal assistant internship
position and complete 150 hours of work at the internship site,
which may be a private or public law office, corporate or
government legal department, or other appropriate law-related
setting. In addition to on-site work, the student will prepare a
daily journal of his/her activities and observations while on site,
and a portfolio of five (5) legal documents prepared on the job
site. FA/SP
This course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.
LGL 211 Civil Litigation II
3 Credits
This course continues the study of the litigation process. Topics
include discovery techniques, settlement negotiations,
organization of case files, document control, an overview of
alternative dispute resolution, trial preparations, and post-trial
proceedings. Basic research skills will be used to locate
applicable state and federal laws as they relate to civil litigation.
In addition, students will be introduced to post-judgment
supplemental proceedings utilized in the civil litigation
practices. This course implements a cumulative assessment
simulation utilizing mock litigation exercises. FA
Prerequisite: LGL 110
LGL 212 Criminal Law
3 Credits
This course explores the basic concepts of criminal law, criminal
procedure, and the development of the American criminal justice
system. Students will learn how the criminal justice system
works, including how cases proceed from the filing of criminal
charges, to arrest, to arraignment, to pre-trial, to trial, to
sentencing, and to appeal. Lecture and assignments are designed
to familiarize students with the application of criminal laws,
statutes, and procedural processes. SP
LGL 217 Legal Practices
1 Credit
This course will provide students with the opportunity
to practice skills learned in subsequent classes. Students will
perform various legal practices as performed by legal assistants
in a traditional law office setting. FA
Prerequisite: LGL 102 or instructor approval
LGL 218 Basic Legal Research
3 Credits
Covers the basic tools of legal research, including Westlaw
and Internet based research. Emphasis is placed on how to use
reference tools fully, finding and updating law, correct citation
format, and legal writing. FA
Prerequisite: LGL 101
MAC 103 Machine Shop Laboratory I
6 Credits
Lab to support MAC 153. FA
Prerequisite: Machine Tool Technology Orientation
Corequisite: MAC 153
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