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LGL-200 Business Communication for Paralegals

This course covers the communications skills of writing, speaking, and listening, with particular applications to paralegals. Emphasis is placed on effective techniques to be used in interviews and meetings. Students learn how to prepare letters, memos, and reports. Oral presentations are included. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103

LGL-202 New Jersey and Federal Courts [Fall Only ? Evening]

This course is a study of the Rules of Court for the New Jersey Court System as they relate to court processes and procedures including pleadings, depositions, interrogatories, summary judgment, appellate practice, and rules of evidence. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103, LGL-203, LGL-220

LGL-203 Paralegalism

This course is a study of the role of a paralegal in the public sector. Topics of discussion include ethics and litigation support including methods of investigating cases and of preparing legal memoranda and other legal documents. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103

LGL-205 Mechanics of Property Transactions [Fall Only ? Evening]

This course is a study of New Jersey real estate legal practice and procedures concentrating on such topics as conveyance, forms, and the theory and practice of real estate transactions. Sample cases are used to illustrate the paralegal's role in a real property conveyance. Students examine case studies and prepare a sample problem from contract to closing. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103, LGL-220, REA-101

LGL-206 Mechanics of Commercial Transactions [Spring Only ? Evening]

This course is a study of legal forms, procedure and practice for organizing a business entity, sale of a business, equipment leasing, and other commercial transactions. Students examine case studies and prepare a sample problem for sale of a business. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103, LGL-220

LGL-207 Wills and Administrations [Fall Only - Evening]

This course is a study of the New Jersey law of wills, probate, and estate administration. Topics of discussion include the preparation of wills, probate procedures, and the preparation of New Jersey Inheritance and Federal Estate Tax forms. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103, LGL-220

LGL-208 Mechanics of Family Law

This course is an introduction to New Jersey family law. Topics of discussion include divorce, annulment, equitable distribution of assets, child custody, alimony, and support and visitation of children. New Jersey forms and procedures are reviewed. Students examine case studies and prepare matrimonial pleadings and pretrial memoranda. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101,LGL-103, LGL-220

LGL-209 Nonprofit Law

This course is dedicated to the analysis and application of New Jersey Nonprofit Corporation Law. Emphasis is placed on understanding New Jersey Statutes Title 15A. The course explores the effective and practical use of the nonprofit corporation from formation, application in business practices to dissolution. Students learn about formation, corporate powers, specific purpose nonprofits, tax aspects, boards, officers, minutes, registered agents, meetings and dissolution of nonprofits. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BUS-115

LGL-210 Legal Accounting

This course is a study of accounting concepts for the paralegal. The trust and escrow accounting reporting rules of the New Jersey Supreme Court are discussed. Hourly records, billing procedures, and accounting concepts are studied as they relate to legal situations. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103, LGL-203

LGL-219 Hospitality Law

This provides industry specific legal fundamentals to students and practicing professionals in the hospitality industry. It introduces basic foundations and principles of the law affecting the hospitality industry and introduces guidelines and techniques that show managers how to manage preventively and apply a practical legal awareness to their actions. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

HRM-101

LGL-220 Computer Assisted Legal Research

This course introduces the student to modern technologies which allow efficient and accurate legal research. The course incorporates Westlaw, legal software, and the Internet into the legal research process and requires students to complete assigned computer research projects. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-101, LGL-103

LGL-230 Bankruptcy Law

This course teaches paralegals the procedures, forms, and schedules used in bankruptcy cases. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

LGL-202, LGL-203

LGL-231 Environmental Claims

This course teaches paralegals the practice and procedures in the specialized field of environmental claims-tort liability Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

LGL-203, LGL-205

LGL-232 Immigration Law

This course teaches paralegals the practices and procedures in the specialty of immigration law. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

LGL-203

LGL-233 Intellectual Property

This course teaches paralegals the practices and procedures used in the emerging specialty of filing and protecting intellectual property such as trade names, patents and copyrights. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

LGL-203, LGL-206

LGL-234 Personal Injury and Product Liability [Spring Only - Evening]

This course teaches paralegals the practice and procedures used in the developing specializations of personal injury and product liability torts. Students will examine case studies and will prepare legal forms for sample case problems. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [2.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

LGL-203, LGL-220

LGL-235 Tax Law

This course teaches paralegals the tax implications of common problems faced in law offices. Topics covered include business acquisitions and IRS regulations. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

LGL-203, ACC-103

LGL-236 Employment Law

This course is for employees and employers concerning hiring, managing, and terminating employees and special protections available to employers and employees under statutes and cases. The course emphasizes recent developments in the law. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

LGL-101

LGL-237 Rules of Evidence

This course is a review of the rules of evidence as applied to court proceedings that include competency to testify, best evidence, hearsay, relevancy, impeachment of a witness, and other evidence rules. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

LGL-101