Title Body
Introduction to Paralegalism
Role, responsibilities, and ethical standards of a paralegal.
Introduction to Law
Fundamentals of legal terminology, legal princi- ples, development of a case for trial, adjudica- tion, and post-verdict procedures in the civil and criminal systems.
Legal Procedures
Application of the procedural aspects of pre-trial , discovery, trial preparation, and post-trial work as part of a litigation team.
Criminal Trial Procedure
Procedural aspects of the criminal trial process in Arizona state courts from preliminary pro- ceedings through trial.
Legal Writing
Application and analysis of the writing process to produce documents commonly used in the practice of law.
Business Law for Paralegals
Examination and preparation of legal contracts and documents used in the formation and operation of business organizations.
Analysis of requirements and documents used in estate planning and administration.
Legal Research
Use of print and eletronic media to locate, read, and interpret public documents, statutes, admin- istrative regulations, and cases from county, state, and federal jurisdictions.
Insurance and Tort Law
Basic elements of negligence, strict liability, intentional torts, defenses, damages, and insur- ance coverage. Evaluation of records and personal injury claims, review of insurance policies, settlement brochure, and preparation of case intake memorandum.
Real Estate Transactions
Various aspects of real estate sales, purchases, and encumbrances.
Family Law
Legal analysis of marriage, dissolution of marriage, parental rights and duties, pleading and practice.
Administrative Law
Introduction to the fundamental concepts of admin- istrative law.
Bankruptcy laws, procedures, and the role of para- legals in bankruptcy practice.
Legal Interviewing, Investigating, and Report Writ
Interviewing, investigating, questioning, document -ing, and evidence analysis.
Computerized Law Office and Litigation Support
Word processing skills, litigation support systems , presentation programs, billing systems, and trial electronic software for the law office.
Paralegal Internship 1
Internship requiring 27 hours of work in a para- legal capacity.
Paralegal Internship 2
Internship requiring 53 hours of work in a para- legal capacity.
Criminal Justice System
An overview of the components of the criminal justice system, their functions, responsibilities and interrelationships. There are three (3) ?sovereigns? in the United States which will be examined: the federal government, state government and tribal governments, each with its own criminal justice system.
Patrol Procedures
Examination of the tactics used by uniformed officers in responding to calls for service.
Arizona Substantive Criminal Law
Analysis of the most frequently used sections of A.R.S. Title 13 with emphasis on the statutory language and necessary elements of criminal acts.
Law and Legal Matters 1
Analysis of constitutional requirements, statutes and case law on individual rights as well as search and seizure. Emphasis on probable cause and conditions under which an officer may make a legal search and seizure, including searches of persons, premises and vehicles.
Law and Legal Matters 2
Examination the legal aspects of arrest and the civil and criminal liability of a law enforcement officer in relation to the performance of duty.
Juvenile Law and Procedures
A review of the agencies and laws relating to incidents involving juvenile offenders.
Introduction to Law Enforcement
History of the development of law enforcement agencies from their inception to present day including the impact of reforms implemented by Sir Robert Peel and the development of policing in the United States.
Ethics and Professionalism
Emphasis on the high moral, ethical and performance standards required of law enforcement personnel. The functions and responsibilities of the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AZ POST) Board are outlined.
Defensive Tactics
Discussion and demonstration of various techniques for maintaining physical control of disruptive, combative or potentially dangerous subjects including restraint holds, ?come-alongs,? take downs, cuff and search and proper police baton techniques. Officer safety and potential for injury or death are emphasized throughout
Introduction to the mechanical and safety features of a service caliber handgun with emphasis on firearms safety.
First Aid/First Responder
An examination of the methods for providing emergency medical care to the victims of accidents or illness and related safeguards.
Vehicle Operations
Vehicle pursuits and high-speed response procedures involving students required to drive a vehicle under simulated conditions.
Wellness for Law Enforcement
Development and demonstration of the student?s mental and physical conditions by a structured exercise and classroom education.
LETA Academy 1
An orientation and introduction to law enforcement as well as an overview of law and legal matters, patrol procedures, and traffic control.
Report Writing
Law enforcement report writing with emphasis on form, style and procedures.
Traffic Control
Examination of traffic law and its enforcement, including the procedures for apprehending and prosecuting intoxicated driver.
LETA Academy 2
An orientation and introduction to law enforcement as well as an overview of law and legal matters, patrol procedures, and traffic control.
Police and the Community
Survey of community policing through the use of cultural education, crime prevention, problem-solving, and philosophy of officer and agency.
Criminal Investigation
Examination of the various methods and techniques for investigating crimes.