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