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PARLGL180 - Estate Planning - Lori Young

Course:Estate Planning
Professor:Lori Young
  • HyFlex
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Estate Planning

Hello, my name is Lori Young and I have a master's degree in Paralegal Studies from George Washington University. With over 25 years of experience as a full-time paralegal in the field of Wills, Trusts, Probate, and Elder Law, I retired from the law firm as a senior paralegal and became a full-time instructor at College of the Canyons in the Paralegal Studies Department in 2017. I am enjoying every moment of my teaching career as I did in my paralegal career. I look forward to sharing knowledge together and discussing the many aspects of estate planning and estate administration.  

Course Description

This course focuses on the preparation of wills and trusts, and explores life insurance, annuities, tax issues, and administration after death.

What to Expect in this Course

Students should read the chapter prior to the lecture, discussion, and activities to achieve the ultimate learning experience.  

Types of Assessments

This course contains quizzes and exams, discussions, class activities, and assignments. 

Textbook Information

Basic Wills, Trusts, and Estates for Paralegals, 9th edition, by Jeffrey A. Helewitz
ISBN: 978-1-5438-4764-2

Other Relevant Course Information

Throughout the course, we will review statutes, cases, court rules, court forms, and the Conservatorship Handbook. 

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Last updated: 10/10/2023 Sub#: 1504