Cerro coso community college associate degree course outline approved: Update 4/25/08



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CERRO COSO COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ASSOCIATE DEGREE COURSE OUTLINE

Approved: Update 4/25/08


Course TOPS Code: 1402.00

Classification: I

Transferability: A/CSU
Stand-Alone Status:

Not Stand-Alone: Paralegal Studies

Blanket Approval:

Stand-Alone:


Other Dates of Approval

Content Review: Update 4/25/08

Online Delivery: Update 4/25/08

CSU Cert:

IGETC:

UC Transfer:

Stand-Alone:

1. SUBJECT DISCIPLINE AND COURSE NUMBER: PARA C140


2. COURSE TITLE: Civil Litigation and Procedure II
3. UNITS: 3.0
4. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS / TOTAL HOURS: 54

Lecture 54

Lab

Activity



Open Lab

Work Experience

5. REQUISITES:

Prerequisite PARA C130

Co-requisite

Advisory


6. CATALOG COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course continues the preparation of the paralegal student for the litigation process and the rules that guide that process. Advanced topics include motions, alternative dispute resolution, appeals and judgments. Students also learn the procedures of a civil case in the state of California
7. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES and AssessmentS: Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to


  1. Define various types of motions and how they are prepared and presented. The assessment is by examination scored by a rubric.

  2. Outline the various types of alternative dispute resolutions (ADR), describe how to determine the most appropriate form of ADR, and evaluate the advantages and disadvantages. The assessment is by examination scored by a rubric.

  3. Outline the procedures involved in pretrial activities. The assessment is by examination scored by a rubric.

  4. Discuss the process of appeal. The assessment is by examination scored by a rubric.

  5. Outline the steps involved in collecting a judgment. The assessment is by examination scored by a rubric.

  6. Discuss the determination of jurisdiction in a court case. The assessment is by examination scored by a rubric.

  7. Outline a state procedure regarding pleadings, discovery and appeals. The assessment is by examination scored by a rubric.

8. DETAILED TOPICAL OUTLINE:




  1. Motions (A-F)

    1. Motion practice

    2. Scheduling orders and deadlines

    3. Motion for a pretrial conference

  2. Presenting a Motion Workshop (A)

    1. Rules governing motion writing

    2. Details of local rules

    3. Instructions and exercise

  3. Discovery Motions Workshop (A)

    1. The adversarial side of discovery

    2. Instructions and exercise

  4. Other Motions Workshop (A)

    1. The decision to file a motion

    2. Motion for summary judgment

    3. Instructions and exercise

  5. Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) (B)

    1. History of ADR

    2. Arbitration

    3. Mediation

  6. Trying the Case (D-G)

    1. Pretrial practice

    2. Portions of the trial

    3. From verdict to judgment

  7. Preparing for Trial Workshop (D-G)

    1. The trial setting

    2. A task checklist

    3. Instructions and exercise

  8. Judgments (F-G)

    1. Collecting the judgment

    2. Appeal

  9. Obtaining a Judgment Workshop (F-G)

    1. Process for obtaining a judgment

    2. Default judgment

    3. Instructions and exercise

  10. General State Courts (D-G)

    1. Substantive vs. procedural laws

    2. Federal courts in a State

    3. State courts

  11. Subject Matter Jurisdiction (D-G)

    1. Federal court jurisdiction

    2. Diversity jurisdiction

    3. State jurisdiction

  12. Personal Jurisdiction (D-G)

    1. Types of personal jurisdiction

    2. Analyzing and asserting

    3. Venue

  13. Interrogatories (D-G)

    1. Advantages and disadvantages

    2. Types of interrogatories

    3. Responding to interrogatories

  14. Independent Medical Examinations (D-G)

    1. Physical IME demand, response and report

    2. Mental IME

    3. State court IMES

    4. Federal court IMES

  15. Expert Witness and Discovery (G)

    1. Expert discovery in state court

    2. Federal court discovery

    3. Expert depositions

  16. Trial Setting Procedures (G)

    1. Filing and format

    2. Case management

    3. Conferences

    4. Settlements

  17. Judgments and Post-trial Motions (G)

    1. State court judgments

    2. State court post-trial motions

    3. Federal post-trial motions

9. LAB CONTENT DESCRIPTION (if applicable): None.


10. METHODS OF PRESENTATION: Course instructional methods may include but are not limited to


  1. Posted Lecture each week

  2. Group Discussion: Instructor posted questions.

  3. Individual Essay, Short Answer, or Multiple Choice

  4. Quiz, Mid-Term and Final Examinations

11. ASSIGNMENTS AND METHODS OF EVALUATION: Assessment of student performance may include but is not limited to


A. Class Discussion Question and Answer (A-G)

B. Essay, Short Answer, and Multiple Choice Questions (A-G)

C. Examination (A-G)
12. OUT OF CLASS ASSIGNMENTS:
A. Reading

B. Discussion On-Line in conjunction with legal research.

C. Examination, Essay, Short Answer, and Multiple Choice Questions
13. REQUIRED TEXTS: Reading assignments are required and may include but are not limited to
Kerley, P. N., Hames, J. B., & Sukeys, P. A. (2005). Civil Litigation for the Paralegal. 4th ed.

New York: Thompson-West.


14. REPEATABILITY: None
15. GRADING METHOD: Standard Letter Grade
16. CREDIT BY EXAM: None
17. MATERIALS FEE: None
18. SAM CODE: C
19. PROGRAM IDENTIFICATION: Paralegal Studies
20. GENERAL EDUCATION APPLICABILITY:

Cerro Coso

CSU Cert

IGETC
21. COURSE DISCIPLINE LIST: Law, Legal Assisting, Paralegal Studies



SIGNATURE PAGE
SUBJECT DISCIPLINE AND COURSE NUMBER: PARA C140



Anthony R. Damiano




10 Mar 2008

COURSE PROPOSER




DATE










Dr. Dennis VanderWerff




3/20/08

CIC CHAIR




DATE










Dr. James Fay




5/7/08

VICE PRESIDENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS




DATE












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