3 hours lecture per week
Prerequisite(s): Paralegal program major; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 136; a grade of “C” or higher in LAW 203. Prerequisites may be waived by instructor or Program director.
Comment: LAW 236 may not be audited. LAW 236 was formerly LAW 250G.
This courses prepares the student to assist attorneys and corporations in tort and insurance law. It covers advanced theories of tort liability and defenses and the various types of insurance policies and their application to various claims. Training in the use of specific forms and procedures utilized in tort and insurance work in Hawai`i is also incorporated.
LAW236 – PDF
Aloha, my name is Greg Markham, I’m teaching the Advanced Tort and Insurance Law class at Kapi`olani Community College, designated number 236. This class may be the most valuable class you could take as a paralegal student in our curriculum. When you’re done with this class you will be prepared for the real world. You’ll be able to take your certificate out and find a job in the civil arena. On the first day of class plaintiffs serve defendants with a complaint and that is contains at least five torts from there you will go into discovery including depositions and you’re going to prepare your exhibits and prepare for an arbitration hearing. When you’re done you’re going to have a complete, updated, file kept the right way, kept current, and kept so that it can get used as almost like a portfolio for your first job interview. I highly recommend this course; you’ll do the work in class and out of class. You’ll be very thankful if you sign up for this one because you’ll be ready. Thank you.