House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

LGLA-2388-01 (Paralegal-Legal Asst Intern)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorQuist, Edward Browning
Phone(409) 984-6382
Business and Technology
Chair:Michael Trahan
Telephone:(409) 984-6378
Hours:MWF 9:55-10:55; MW 11:55-1:55; F 11:55-12:55; TR 1:20-2:20
Building:Student Center (PAMP)
Room #:401
Course Information
Course ID #10209
Course Subject-Number-SectionLGLA-2388-01
Course TitleParalegal-Legal Asst Intern
Course Description A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. Two mandatory on-campus class meetings will be held.
Course Prerequisites Successful completion of 50 semester hours towards LSC-PA paralegal degree and 18 hours of LGLA courses.
Required Textbooks None
Learning Objectives Learning Outcome: As outlined in the learning plan, apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry and will demonstrate the legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry.


At the end of this course the student should be able to:

1.         Work effectively in an office environment

2.         Deal appropriately with fellow employees

3.         Respond properly to work assignments

4.         Develop camaraderie with work associates

5.         Avoid annoying habits in the office

6.         Effectively mold positive opinion for her ideas

7.         Act appropriately in unfamiliar workplace settings

8.         Dress properly on the job

9.         Develop good rapport with supervisors

Major Assignments Seven diary reports, seven hourly reports, and five additional assignments. The drafting of a Learning Plan for the internship. Submission of bi-monthly reports of 300 words, or less, on the work experience.
Discussion Topics The paralegal's evaluation of the employment experience.
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause and effect relationship between attendance and college success. A student must attend the two mandatory meetings on campus or they may be dropped from class.
Determination of Final Grade A. Mid term detailed employer evaluation.        20%

        B. A learning plan project.        20%

        C. Seven diary reports, seven hourly reports, and five additional assignments.        40%

        D. Final detailed employer evaluation        20%

Final Exam Date May 12, 2011 - 4:00 PM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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