CP Review: US Legal System and Procedure

CP Review: US Legal System and Procedure

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Overview
CLE Hours: 
1.5
CLE Credit: 
Substantive
Course Level: 
Basic
Fees: 
$45 for Members and $65 for Nonmembers
Course Materials: 
Conference recording and a PDF of the PowerPoint slides

This session assists those in taking the Certified Paralegal Exam review for the US Legal System portion of the knowledge section of the exam. The session offers a broad and basic view of the fundamentals of the United States Legal System. We discuss the history of the American legal system.

It focuses on the following: 1) Sources of Law and terminology; 2) The US Constitution, history and major provisions; Relationship between state and federal governments; 3) Enforcement of the Law. A review of the court system, including concepts such as jurisdiction, venue and how courts are created; 4) Limitations on judicial decision making, including constitutional limitations, statutes of limitations, res judicata and immunity

Instructor: 
Course Year: 
2018