3 hours lecture per week
Recommended Preparation: Credit in or qualification for ENG 100 or ESL 100.
This course provides a general perspective of the legal system and a specific knowledge of the present and potential role of the paralegal as a part of that system. Students will be introduced to the functions of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches and the roles they play in the legal system. Operations of the courts, the legislature, administrative agencies, and public and private law firms will be covered. The paralegal’s role as a member of a legal team will be covered, as well as legal and paralegal ethical concerns and the future of the profession.