David Jordan, Esq.
Attorney at Law
        

Director Paralegal Studies Program
Business and Law Department
Los Angeles Mission College
13356 Eldridge Ave.
Sylmar, Ca. 91342
phone (work) 818-364-7720
cell phone 818-415-2015
email: jordandc@laccd or abogado@pacbell.net

 

 

Education

 

Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California

Juris Doctor, 1975

passed California Bar (1st try), sworn in as

California attorney June 1976

 

Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

BA Economics,  1968

 

Bar Membership

 

Supreme Court of California, June 1976

United States District Court, Central District, April 1979

United States Tax Court, August 1979

U.S. Court of Military Appeals, March 1980

United States District Court, Northern District, October 1984

 

Teaching Experience

 

L.A. Mission College, Sylmar, CA.          1997-present

 

Director of Paralegal Studies Program

Plan, direct, and manage the Paralegal Program with over 200 students.

 In August 1997, created and integrated a fully interactive web page into the Paralegal Program.   In February 1999,  organized law clinic in conjunction with the San Fernando Neighborhood Valley Legal Services to train paralegals with "hands on" experience in electronically preparing legal forms on the internet under the supervision of a legal services attorney (family law and paternity actions). In June 2003, started a completely online paralegal program certificate (http://profj.us) - unique in that it is probably the only completely online paralegal certificate program in the California Community College system.

 

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA (part time)  1990-1995

 

Law Instructor, Paralegal Studies Program

Instructed courses in Criminal/Civil Evidence, Legal

Research/Writing, Trusts, Wills & Probate Administration

 

Other Educational Experience

 

Monroe Law & Government Magnet program Fall 1998

 

Implemented Paralegal Law 17 course  in Legal Writing skills into the court room projects of this program utilizing new legal research tools on the internet, and introducing our webpage into their law and government program

 

Chair - Staff Development Committee - October 1998 - present

 

Was selected at Chair of Staff Development at Mission College. It is my job to teach instructors how to integrate their webpages into the classroom. Organized and coordinated with Web Project/CSUN – John Hartzog for delivery of Web Teaching Tools Workshop, January 4-8 at Mission College.

 

PACE Program   - 1998-1999

 

Acted as affirmative action officer, and assisted Gina LaMonica in hiring Pace instructors for  PACE Program instructors, also created PACE webpage. I am currently working with new PACE director, David Pardess to articulate a PACE Law Tract.

Teaching Academy – 2001

As Chair of Staff Development and in conjunction with the Faculty Senate and Academic Affairs developed a Teaching Academy for our new full time instructors (see website at http://www.lamission.org/academy/)

Workers Rights Clinic – July 13th 2002 – present

Helped to develop a Saturday Workers Rights Clinic in conjunction with the Neighborhood Legal Services. This provides “hands on” experience for paralegals and Mission College Students to help workers who have claims for unpaid wages. (website = http://lamission.org/wokers/opening.htm)

Chair of Distributive and Distance Learning (DDL) - 2005

Chair of the the DDL Committee whcih serves the function of communicating and advising the college in its decision-making regarding D/DL issues (Distance Education) lped to develop a Saturday Workers Rights Clinic in conjunction with the Neighborhood Legal Services. This provides “hands on” experience for paralegals and Mission College Students to help workers who have claims for unpaid wages. (website = http://lamission.org/wokers/opening.htm)

CETC Ambassador to Mission College - 2005

California Education Technology Collaboration (CETC) is composed of a variety of cutting-edge systemwide technology projects, services and resources. Available to ANYONE at all of our 109 CCC Campuses! Formed in December 2003 as a response to tight fiscal times. Sponsored by the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office. Brought together all of the CCC systemwide technology projects into a single group. Allows individual projects to remain autonomous while giving the new group a single-project focus. As an ambassador, I promote the services of CETC.

Author of Articles on online teaching, and online training for instructors – 2000 to present
Articles are at:
http://www.vcsun.org/~djordan/cv.htm

* The Use of Threaded Discussions on the "Online Classroom"
* How to Construct your Paralegal Webpage
* How to Integrate Technology into your Paralegal Studies Classroom
* Webpage Templates
* Webpage Utilities
* Student Retention
* Ethics and Integrity on the College Campus
* Lamission.org - a reference page for faculty and students
* "Food for Thought" Forums
* Evolution of a webpage - Tech Expo Demonstration 5/03/02
* "The Fab Five" - The webproject from CSUN to Onxard in less than one generation
* "Smart Classrooms"

Participant in “Webproject” – first at CSUN and now at Oxnard CC http://lamission.org/fabfive/



Curriculum Vitae of David Jordan is located at
http://www.vcsun.org/~djordan/cv.htm


About Prof. Jordan is located at
http://www.vcsun.org/~djordan/djbio.htm


Current Paralegal Certificate Program is located at
http://profj.us



Lawyer Experience

 

King & Jordan, Glendale, CA                 1992-1997

Founder and Managing Partner

Emphasis - Bankruptcy, Personal Injury & Business Law

 

Law Offices of David Jordan               1983-1992

Sole Practitioner, General Law Practice

Emphasis - Business Law, Consumer Protection, Landlord-Tenant,

Spanish Speaking clients, aggressive Civil Litigation (1983-1988) -

60+ lawsuits/recovered in excess of $5 million dollars for clients

 

Murphy & Johnson, Glendale, CA.      1979-1982

General Business Law Firm

Creditor's collections and advocate in State, Federal, and U.S. Bankruptcy Courts

 

Medearis & Grimm, Los Angeles, CA  1977-1979

Personal Injury Law Firm

Managed Personal Injury law cases, probate, and family law cases

 

Los Angeles City Attorneys Office, Los Angeles, CA.  1974-1976

Legal Assistant - Legal Research and Writing in civil litigation tax, civil and criminal prosecution

 

Community Legal Assistance Center, Los Angeles, CA.   1973

Student Supervisor Loyola Law School Clinical Program

emphasis - landlord-tenant, entitlement programs, dispute resolution,

services to local Hispanic community

 

Additional

 

U.S. Peace Corps                1969-1972

Peace Corps Volunteer

Helped organize, manage, and supervise Credit Unions for

Honduran Credit Cooperative Association

learned to speak/read/write Spanish fluently

 

U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C.   1968-1969

Economist

Calculated and analyzed U.S. Department of Commerce

monthly statistics related to "U.S. Economic Output/Capacity Utilization Index"

 

Languages

Spanish  (fluent)

German, French & Latin (strong reading knowledge)

 

Professional Organizations

 

Current/active:

AAFPE (affiliate member of American Association for Paralegal Educators)

 

Former/non-active:

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Glendale Bar Association

Glendale Chamber of Commerce

Glendale YMCA

Glendale Business Networking Group

Glendale Toastmasters Club

Hoover High School Parents-Teacher Association

L.A. Bankruptcy Law Forum

 

Publications

 

"Law in Plain English", a legal newsletter         1979-1997

Glendale, CA.

 

"Peace Corps Volunteers in Honduras"           February 1970

Volunteer Magazine, Honduras, Central America

 

"International Business Volunteers"           1967

Georgetown International Association of Business

Exchange Students, Washington D.C.

 

"Fairfield College Preparatory School Year Book"  1964

Editor-in-Chief, High School Yearbook

 

Computer Skills

Wordperfect 5.1 & 6.1               Law Disks/California Codes/Cases

Word 6.0                                    Legal Transactions/Forms - Civil

Excel 3.0                                    Bankruptcy Filing Program 

Legal Research on line               Windows 3.1/Windows 95

Web Page Construction             FTP/updating webpages

Internet Integration into            Hypernews 1 & 2

Classroom teaching                   Quizmaker & Java "chat"