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Family Law Instructor and Real Estate Instructor

The ABA-approved Paralegal Studies Program at San Francisco State University is seeking a Family Law Instructor and Real Estate Instructor. Descriptions of the classes are posted at the bottom. Our classes are held once a week in Downtown San Francisco. We are looking for instructors who can teach in the daytime (from 1:00 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.) or in the evening (from 6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.).

The ABA requires the applicants to be experienced Attorneys working with Paralegals or Senior Paralegals working in the field for at least five years. Subject matter expertise and teaching experience are required. Interviews will begin in November, 2015.

To apply for a position, applicants should send their résumé to Pat Medina, Director of the Paralegal Studies Program, San Francisco State University, College of Extended Learning, 835 Market Street, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-1901.

Family Law Course Description:

This is a practice-oriented overview of family-law substantive law and procedure: child custody and visitation, property division, child and spousal support, alternative dispute resolution, domestic violence.

It is designed to develop paralegal skills for conducting client and witness interviews, drafting routine pleadings, and understanding basic family-law procedure.

Students will be introduced to psychological issues, high-conflict cases, developing sensitivity to clients, awareness of ethical issues and the legal system’s capacities and limitations.

Real Estate Law Course Description

This course focuses on understanding the documents, law, and institutions involved in all types of real estate transactions. The course provides an overview of the real estate transaction area and an introduction to the purchase and sale of single-family homes, commercial properties, and construction transactions. Basic real estate principles are included. Materials used consist of the text, hypothetical problems, and selected readings from the Civil Code and class handouts.

California State University, Chico is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. We are committed to achieving excellence through diversity in the classroom and the workplace. We strive to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students, faculty, and staff.

The Position: The Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position in legal studies at the Assistant Professor level. The position begins August 2016.

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November 2, 2015

The annual California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year Awards recognize lawyers licensed in California for achievements with a significant impact on public policy, the law, the profession, or a particular practice area. The lawyer must be an active member of the State Bar when the work was done. Note: The CLAYs are not lifetime achievement awards. Winners will be announced in the March 2016 issue of California Lawyer.

All nominations must be submitted online using this form: deadline for nominations is Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, 11:59 pm (no exceptions).

Please be prepared to select a category for the nomination. For team awards, please list a single lawyer as the lead on the project or case (to aid our record keeping). You will also provide your name and contact information; your nominee's organization, city, and contact information; and a description no longer than 300 words of the achievement (and the lawyer's contribution, if possible). There are separate boxes for you to enter links to key supporting information and names of attorneys to contact for background; names of additional lawyers on the team who made pivotal contributions; and any additional notes. You may submit more than one nomination.

We recommend that you prepare this information in a separate document and copy it into the form. Once you click "submit," you should receive a completed copy of the form by email.

If you have questions or run into technical difficulties, please email

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The deadline for nominations is Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, 11:59 pm (no exceptions).

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