Business Administration - Legal Office Management: Legal Office Professional Certificate

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Curriculum Sequence

Fall Semester Course Title Credit
ADM-198 LEGAL TERMINOLOGY 2
LGL-173 LEGAL ASSISTANT LITIGATION 3
TOTAL 5
Spring Semester Course Title Credit
ADM-186 LEGAL DOCUMENTS 2
LGL-280 LEGAL CASE STUDIES 3
PRL-284 LEGAL ETHICS 2
TOTAL 7

ADM-198 - LEGAL TERMINOLOGY

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This course is a study of the basic terminology used in a legal office. Emphasis will be placed on legal terminology definitions and on a study of court cases that pertain to the topics being covered.

LGL-173 - LEGAL ASSISTANT LITIGATION

Lecture: 3

Credit: 3

This course prepares legal administrative assistant students to aid an attorney in litigation procedures. Students receive instruction regarding the detail necessary for trial preparation from the instant the dispute requires the services of an attorney.

ADM-186 - LEGAL DOCUMENTS

Lecture: 1

Lab: 2

Credit: 2

This is a specialized course in which legal documents are studied. Emphasis is on creating and completing legal documents electronically. Transcription skills are refined with a concentration on legal documents. Legal terminology is applied throughout the course. Prerequisites: ADM-120.

LGL-280 - LEGAL CASE STUDIES

Lecture: 2

Lab: 2

Credit: 3

Designed to lead students through real and simulated court cases from beginning to end. Students will follow and research trials such as those involving criminal activity, family law, estate law, probate, and bankruptcy. Students will learn the steps and timing for creating and filing corresponding court documents relevant to each case. Research, ethics, confidentiality, deadlines, and accuracy will be emphasized. Prerequisite: LGL-173 Legal Assistant Litigation.

PRL-284 - LEGAL ETHICS

Lecture: 2

Credit: 2

This course covers legal ethics with an emphasis on how the rules affect legal administrative assistants. Students learn about the regulation of the legal profession, including the rules of conduct that govern both attorneys and legal administrative assistants. Topics include the meaning and importance of the unauthorized practice of law, the attorney-client privilege and its related work product doctrine, confidentiality, the rules governing conflicts of interest, and other topics relative to ethics in law. Prerequisites: ADM-198, ADM-162.

Kevin Rosenberg - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5199

Email: krosenberg@scciowa.edu
BBA, University of Iowa
MA, University of Iowa

Renee Smith - Associate Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5194

Email: rsmith1@scciowa.edu
AA & AAS, Southeastern Community College
BA, Buena Vista University
MBA, Grand Canyon University

Stephani Smith - Instructor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5217

Email: ssmith2@scciowa.edu
BA, Iowa Wesleyan College
MBA, Upper Iowa University

Deborah Wright - Professor, (319) 208-5000 ext. 5226

Email: dwright@scciowa.edu
AA, Southeastern Community College
BBA, Western Illinois University
MA, Western Illinois University
PhD, Northern Illinois University

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