Legal Administration (LGL) at Wytheville Community College


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LGL 110 - Introduction to Law and the Legal Assistant
Introduces various areas of law in which a legal assistant may be employed. Includes study of the court system (Virginia and federal) as well as a brief overview of criminal law, torts, domestic relations, evidence, ethics, the role of the legal assistant, and other areas of interest.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
LGL 115 - Real Estate Law for Legal Assistants
Studies law of real property and gives in-depth survey of the more common types of real estate transactions and conveyances such as deeds, contracts, leases, and deeds of trust. Focuses on drafting these various instruments and studies the system of recording and search of public documents.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
LGL 116 - Domestic Relations and Consumer Law
Studies elements of a valid marriage, grounds for divorce and annulment, separation, defenses, custody, support, adoptions, and applicable tax consequences. Focuses on separation and pre-nuptial agreements, pleadings, and rules of procedure. May include specific federal and Virginia consumer laws.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
LGL 117 - Family Law
Studies elements of a valid marriage, grounds for divorce and annulment, separation, defenses, custody, support, adoptions, and applicable tax consequences. Includes property settlement, pre- and ante-nuptial agreements, pleadings, and rules of procedure. May include specific federal and Virginia consumer laws.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
LGL 126 - Legal Writing
Studies proper preparation of various legal documents, including legal memoranda, letters, and pleadings. Involves practical applications. May include case and appellate briefs. Prerequisite ENG 111 or permission of instructor.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
LGL 200 - Ethics for the Legal Assistant
Examines general principles of ethical conduct applicable to legal assistants. Includes the application of rules of ethics to the practicing legal assistant.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
LGL 218 - Criminal Law
Focuses on major crimes, including their classification, elements of proof, intent, conspiracy, responsibility, parties, and defenses. Emphasizes Virginia law. May include general principles of applicable constitutional law and criminal procedure.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
LGL 225 - Estate Planning and Probate
Introduces various devices used to plan an estate, including wills, trust, joint ownership and insurance. Considers various plans in light of family situations and estate objectives. Focuses on practices involving administration of an estate including taxes and preparation of forms.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits