Personal Injury and Tort Litigation

Course Description

Substantive tort law emphasizing concepts applicable to automobile accident cases, product liability cases, premises liability cases and malpractice cases; insurance law affecting personal injury litigation; basic medical terminology in personal injury litigation; procedural rules and practices related to personal injury litigation in California with an emphasis on the role of the paralegal.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
26858 PARA 87 01Z ··W···· 06:00 PM-07:50 PM Daniel Blanchette ONLINE
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-09-20 to 2021-12-10.

Footnote Information

pARA-087.-01Z-: This is an online class with SOME scheduled meetings as noted in the class listing. The rest of the class can be completed independently each week on the student's own time. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


PARA 94 or ADMJ 95 or PARA 95 or POLI 95 (either course may be taken concurrently) or professional experience appropriate to the topic.
EWRT 211 and READ 211, or ESL 272 and 273.
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