|Welcome! This is the place to
start your course and to return often for information. We have been given a lot of
assistance in putting the program together and will continue to have
expert help if we run into problems as we negotiate through the internet
this semester. I am excited about this relatively new way of
learning and hope you are as well. We should have an enjoyable
Spring and I hope you will not hesitate to email me if you have problems
that you and your fellow students cannot work out. Please remember,
HOWEVER, that I am suppose to be a last result to be used only if you
cannot do the work on your own and turning to your fellow students didn't
help. It also important to remember to backup all your work and to
have a hard copy of your work before you enter it into the program.
Sometimes the internet will jump up and bit you in the middle of your
entering your work. Don't take a chance of loosing your valuable
time and effort BACKUP ALL WORK!!! MAKE A HARD COPY FIRST!!!
|Course Description: The course will
cover the first thirteen chapters of the text West's PARALEGAL TODAY The
Legal Team At Work Second Edition by Roger LeRoy Miller and Mary
Meinzinger Urisko. The last three chapters contain important
materials best covered in later courses. First we will look at the
paralegal profession and see how it is emerging into a growing and
necessary part of the legal profession. We will see where paralegals
fit in the practice of law and the law office. Next we will look at
the law itself, where does law originate and how is it amended. We
will briefly look at various types of substantive law and also
briefly review procedural law. We will follow a case from the time
the client first walks through the office door until the appellate courts
make a final ruling. During this long trip we will concentrate
on the paralegals role in the process. The course will be centered
around the text but will include research time spent on the internet, and
working closely with your fellow
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1. Read the Welcome Letter
for important information to help you get started.
2. Read the Syllabus for
requirements and policies.
3. Review the important Dates
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After you've looked at the material, you may wish to
send me an email message to ask questions or make comments.
Good luck and I look forward to learning with you during our course!
Professor Robert H. Mason