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Law 13 - Wills & Trusts - Section #0320

Prof Elise Lampert - Activities Textbooks  
Read  Dear Online Student -  Study Guide and Welcome Message 

    

  

Instructor:           Elise Lampert, Attorney at Law

Office:                  Online Office Hours Only

Office hours:      Wednesdays (by phone) 4:00 – 5:00 PM, or by appointment.

Phone:                Office phone - (818) 905-0601 fax all forms - 800-863-4143    

Email:                  profelise@sbcglobal.net

etudes site:         http://etudes.org

Activities            http://duedates.pbworks.com

 

 

Resource:           Law 13 - Class Materials 

 

Course Description:     

Study of the law of wills and trusts, including simple wills, codicils, trust forms, living trusts, pour over wills, advance directives, powers of attorney, guardianship, conservatorship, caretakers, basic estate planning, life estates, disposition of property outside probate, tax issues, and life insurance trusts.

 

Below are the Quizzes from your Law 13 - Course Materials
Quiz # A - Wills and Trusts
Quiz # B - Wills and Trusts
Quiz # C - Wills, Trusts and Elder Law
Quiz # D - Wills, Trusts and Elder Law
Quiz # E -  Wills, Trusts and Elder Law

 

Course Organization: Law 13 is organized into assignments, quizzes, and forum discussions.  


Grade Distribution

Tests = 40% of your grade

Assignments - 45 % of your grade

Discussion Forums = 15 % of your grade

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A = 90% or above

B = 80% or above

C = 70% or above

D = 60% or above

 

A grade of C or greater is required to pass the class

Quizzes
Quiz # A - Wills and Trusts
Quiz # B - Wills and Trusts
Quiz # C - Wills, Trusts and Elder Law
Quiz # D - Wills, Trusts and Elder Law
Quiz # E -  Wills, Trusts and Elder Law


For Assignments and Activities -
see http://lamission.org


 

Student Learning Outcomes:   Upon successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:


1. Brief law cases in wills and trusts including living wills, living trusts, guardianships and convervatorships. 

2. Critically analyze and argue issues of wills, trusts, living trusts, powers of attorney, advance directives, and estate planning devices. 

3. Prepare legal documents, forms or papers for a simple and complex will, a trust, living trust, health care and advance directives, along with conservatorships and guardianships, and powers of attorney. 

Skill Level:
 College level reading and writing; ability to access the internet.  Necessary skills include proficiency using a word processing program, including spell checker, using a web browser, sending and receiving email, saving documents as RTFs (rich text format), uploading and attaching documents.   

Estimated Time per Week:  10 hours (see Carnegie Rule)


Class format: 
The class is entirely online.  No on campus meetings are required.   .  We use the etudes course management system    Carefully read our policies.

The class follows a weekly format. If you click on "Section Links" in upper left corner of your moodle class,  you will see the weekly assignments, quizzes, forums and activities. There are many opportunities for you to participate and earn points to attain a good grade.  

Online classes require your attention and effort.  If you fail to log into the class during the first two weeks you will be excluded from the class.  There are activities and assignments each week; you will need to log into the class several times a week. 

To be a successful online/hybrid student, you need to do schedule a regular time for studying, read and complete on line activities, and more.  

 

Technical Requirements:  The minimum computer requirements are:  Computer, either a Macintosh or IBM compatible; modem, minimum 28.8, broadband or high speed internet access is preferred and is required to view the videos.  Software:  Web browser software, preferably Firefox 3.5 or Internet Explorer 8, an e-mail address and a word processing program. 

 
Get Firefox: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all.html 
Google Chrome - http://chrome.google.com

Get Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/Internet-explorer/default.apx


Get a free email account at: www.mail.google.com

Students who do not have regular computer access may use computers in the campus Learning Resource Center.  Be sure to save all your papers and assignments on a flash drive.


Course Login:  http://etudes.org
 

 

First Assignment:  Introduce yourself to the class under the forum discussions for the first week.  This is where you will get to know your classmates. Post your introduction by Sunday evening of the 2nd week   You may be dropped from the from class if you do not post your introductions by the end of the 2nd week of class. 


Contacting Your Instructor:
  I check my email several times a day and respond to emails within 24 hours.  Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions; email me at: profelise@sbcglobal.net  in the subject line put: Law 13 #0320.  I am also available by telephone on Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 PM.


Discussion Forums:
  The discussion forums are the main area for class participation.  The weekly discussions open on Mondays and close the following Sunday at 11:59 PM.  Initial posts are due by Wednesdays at 11:55 pm.  Initial posts should be at least two paragraphs in length (approximately 120-150 words), respond directly to the topic in a reflective manner, referencing the topic link and content provided, and applying the law or case materials.   Respond to at least two students to each forum by Sunday evening at 11:59 pm.  

CLASS BIOGRAPHIES/INTRODUCTIONS You will find your instructor's autobiography posted in the "Discussion Board" of the class website. Please post your bio in the discussion board by Friday of week one. In your bio, please be sure to include:
 

Your name  
Academic/Career Goals/Expectations of the class
How you found out about the class/program
Other items of interest, and 
Include any preliminary questions or concerns you have at this point.

DISCUSSION FORUMS: Every week a discussion questions posted to the website "FORUMS." You are required to post a answer to each discussion question by Wednesday of the forum week. Further, you are required to post, at least, one response to two or more of your classmates' initial responses. You are not required to respond to every classmate. You may, although this is a decision each student will make.  

SOME SPECIFIC EXPECTATIONS ABOUT PARTICIPATION:

Class Meeting Discussions:

  • Please read, review, and reflect on each message PRIOR to posting to the forums. Remember: Others cannot get visual clues as to meaning, therefore, be careful in what and how you communicate.Once posted, messages cannot be deleted!
  • All postings to any meeting in this class are to be considered CONFIDENTIAL and for consideration and discussion only by members of this class.
  • Ask questions about areas of the subject that you wish to better understand or for clarification and/or amplification.
  • Read your classmates comments and presentations, and respond constructively.
  • Offer personal/professional experiences/observations relevant to the items being discussed. 

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR WRITTEN WORK

VOCABULARY - You are expected to read and understand the material presented in the assigned text and articles you locate. 

FORMAT - Papers submitted should be written in accordance with the APABluebook, or other recognized formatting style

GRAMMAR - Use active voice in your writing. Also use the spelling and grammar check feature of your Word Processor before submitting your papers. 


The following rubric is used to measure participation in the discussion forums.   

 

 Homework Assignments:  Assignments require you to read and brief law cases. Read the information on"briefing law cases". Below is the grading rubric for your case "briefs"

Students who plagiarize will receive zero credit on the assignment.


 

Quizzes:  The class is divided into weekly quizzes (10 short answers quizzes). This is 40% of your grade.


Late Assignments  
 Our "Late Work"  Policy is firm.  

 

Grading Policy:  Letter grades will be determined based upon the following:

 

Grade Distribution
Quizzes - 40 % of your grade
Assignments- 45 % of your grade 
Forum Discussions- 15 % of your grade 


        

Grade Scale:         A        90-100                    

                            B        80-89

                            C        70-79

                            D        60-69

                            F        ≤  60

Please note that a grade of C or higher is required for each of the 12 paralegal certificate classes.


Points will be posted on the class website after each activity closes. 

 

Reasonable Accommodation:   For students requiring accommodation the DSPS office provides special assistance in areas like: registering for courses, specialized tutoring, note-taking, mobility assistance, special instruction, testing assistance, special equipment, special materials, instructor liaisons, community referrals, and job placement.  The phone number for the Office of Students with Disabled Student Programs and Services is: (818) 364-7732 and also their website at http://lamission.edu/dsps


Check Academic Calendar Dates for relevant deadlines


After September 8, 2013 please note : This is an earlier and revised deadline. A “W” will appear on your transcript record after this date. This is a new LACCD enrollment limit. The limit is now three times to take a class and includes both substandard grades and withdrawals.
Drop classes with a “W” - Letter grade is required - see specified deadlines 


If you stop attending a class (or wish to drop a class), YOU MUST DROP THE CLASS YOURSELF ONLINE– OFFICIALLY – Failure to do so may result in a grade of “F” in that class.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION Website – http://www.laccd.edu (Student Information System)


Admission Regular Office Hours (Subject to change) Monday and Thursday – 8am-5pm Tuesday and Wednesday – 8am-7pm Friday – 8am-12noon


*PLEASE NOTE:  The District required earlier and revised deadlines starting Summer 2012.  A “W” will appear on your 

transcript record after this date.  

REMINDER: There is a new LACCD enrollment limit.  The limit is now three times to take a class and includes both substandard grades and withdrawals. (See Important Notice, page 3 of the College Catalog) 

New 3 Repeat Rule
IMPORTANT NOTICE
All Students Please Read
Beginning Summer 2012: New 3 Repeat Rule

EFFECTIVE SUMMER 2012, course withdrawal (“W”) or a substandard  grade (“D,” “F,” or “NP”) count as an attempt at a course.  Only three attempts at any one course will be allowed, with some exceptions.  Listed below are the new rules that all students need to know about. 
• Students who drop or are excluded after the last day to drop without a grade of “W” will have a “W” appear on their transcript.  The “W” will count as an attempt for that course. 
• For the Fall Semester, September 8, 2013 is the last day to drop a 16-week semester length class without a “W.”  Students will be  able to drop a class online until this date. Contact the office of Admissions and Records for deadlines on late start, short-term and special program classes.
• A course in a student’s transcript which currently shows a recorded “W” counts as an attempt for that course.   
• Students will not be allowed to register for any course within the LACCD if there are three recorded attempts for that course in any combination of W, D, F, or NP grades.
• Add permits for a course within the LACCD will not be processed if there are three recorded attempts for that course in any combination of W, D, F, or NP grades.
• For courses specifi cally designated as “repeatable,” students may repeat up to three times (See Title 5 California Code of Regulations sections 55040, 55041, 58161).  
• Where the student’s number of enrollments in a course exceeds the allowable amount, the student may petition for an additional enrollment in cases of extenuating circumstances.  

What students should do: 
• Be sure you are academically ready for classes you enroll in.
• If you must drop a course, drop before the specifi ed deadline for dropping a class without a grade of “W.”

 

Calendar of Activities

 

Read Wills Materials for Class



SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS

If you require special accommodations for a disability, religious holiday, or any other reason please inform your instructor(s) within the first week of the course and we will accommodate you if at all possible. For accommodations due to disability, you must consult with the Disabled Students Programs and Services Office after which we will abide by their recommendations.

 

COLLEGE RESOURCES FOR LAMC STUDENTS
see http://lamission.edu/de/student-services

 

 

updated   1/18/15

 

 

 

 

 

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