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web page: http://lamission.edu/law/jordan
DAVID JORDAN, Esq., Attorney at Law, (Curriculum
Vitae) (Resume) is
the grandson of a celebrated barrister from New England. He served
the Glendale Community as an attorney, professor and author
("Law In Plain English" a Legal Newsletter) since
1979. While in active law practice, he was a respected negotiator
and took pride in successfully preventing litigation matters from getting
to court. "Avoiding court often maximizes the client's award
without the high costs of trial", says Jordan.
After graduating from Georgetown
University in the same class as President Bill Clinton in
1968, Mr. Jordan joined the U.S.
Peace Corps in Honduras,
Central America where he became fluent in Spanish, and first
became interested in becoming a lawyer while organizing credit
cooperatives to lend money to campesinos ("farmers")
in Santa Rita de Copan. He then attended Loyola
Law School in Los Angeles and earned his Juris Doctor in 1976.
While in law school, Mr. Jordan worked at the Community Legal
Assistance Center both as a volunteer, and as a supervising student
director. He worked in the L.A.
City Attorneys Office, in their civil litigation, tax, and
criminal prosecution units. Upon graduating law school, Mr.
Jordan practiced law in a small, respected personal injury
law firm in downtown Los Angeles, and a business law firm in Glendale.
In 1983, Mr. Jordan opened his own solo law practice, and
practiced full time law until 1997.
In January 1997, Mr. Jordan became a full time law
professor and Director of the Legal
Assistant & Paralegal Studies Program at
Los Angeles Mission College (one of the nine L.A.
Community Colleges) located in the Los Angeles northeast valley
(Sylmar). The Paralegal Program is now "state of the art",
and has approximately 200 "on campus students", and
starting Summer 2002, developed a "one of a kind" entirely online paralegal certificate
program - probably the only Community College in California
to do so (with classes at the incredible price of $26 per unit)
which has an excellent
online law faculty, and which has grown from 25 online/internet
students to now more than 400 enrolled in the online paralegal
Professor Jordan comes from a distinguished family of educators,
including a grandfather, Charles Bernard Jordan, who was the Dean
of Purdue University School of Pharmacy, West Lafayette, Indiana,
a father, Charles Richard Jordan, who worked on Madison Avenue
in New York City and taught advertising at Fairfield University
in Connecticut, a brother, Phillip Jordan, stage manager
for the Boston Ballet (17 years), who taught theater arts at the
University of Rhode Island, worked as the technical director of
show of Cirque du Soleil at the Hotel Ballagio in Las Vegas,
and who worked as the production manager of the Cross Country
- Biathalon venue of the Winter
Olympics 2002 in Salt Lake, Utah, and the Summer Olympics
2004 in Greece, assisted with the Wynn
Las Vegas $100 million theater - a 2,000-seat room which will
be shaped like a globe with the audience sitting in sections that
will have water flowing above, below, around, and through them.
As opposed to a traditional stage, the performance will occur
throughout the room, immersing the audience in the action, which
the designers guarantee will be no farther than 40 feet from any
seat. The production will be a Cirque style spectacle centering
around a Himalayan boy who could fly. He also has a sister, Marynell
Jordan Schlegel, PhD Ed, who is a retired principal of the Lulu Walker Elementary
School school in Tucson, Arizona from which her two daughter's
graduated and who implemented "year round education"
in her school district.
Mr. Jordan is a committed single father (who recently became engaged
- and no longer to be single - his "bride to be" works
as the Regional Travel Advertising Manager for the Los
Angeles Times). His two adult sons, both recently graduated
from college, one with emphasis on multimedia from Mission
College Multimedia Program, and who is is currently working
in retail in Burbank, California and the other who studied
abroad in Ecuador during the Fall Semester of his Junior year
and gradauted in Math with Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa
from Occidental College , who
first worked as a webmaster for a small dot.com in Santa Monica,
California - "ToyDirectory.Com"
- , and was recently married, and now works in developing the
webpage for Insurancejournal.com.
Professor Jordan loves films, raquetball, running, sailing and
golf. He is certified to practice law before the State Courts
of California, U.S. Federal
District Courts/Central & Southern Districts, United
States Tax Court and the United States Military Court of Appeals.
He has in the past been active in the local YMCA, and business
networking groups in the greater Los Angeles basin. As a Georgetown
alumni, he actively participates every fall in interviewing freshman
applicants to Georgetown.
Professor Jordan has written a
series of articles on the use of internet technology in the
Paralegal Classroom - a number of these articles have been published
in the Paralegal Educator - a publication of the American
Association for Paralegal Education. The most recent article
is "RX for
your First Paralegal Job"
Mr. Jordan is the Chair of the Staff
Development Committee at Mission College, and the editor of
the former weekly college ejournal "El
Timbre". and also is editor of best
teaching practices, weekly
links, and computer
tips, and hypertext articles
on "technology" and its uses in the classroom, and
Prof. Jordan also participates as a facilitator in the LA Community
College District of the Instructional
Skills Workshops ( ISW)., and the "Inventive
Teacher Academy" . Prof. J has publishes regulary
his law blog at http://profjordan.blogspot.com/.
He acts as the Distance Education
Chair and the Interim Chair
of the Technology Committee. He assists in training of faculty
in the Etudes
Program at Mission College (the Learning Managment System).
Prof Jordan also teaches a Bankruptcy
Law class at the UCLA Attorney Assistant Training Program,
and a Civil Procedure Class
at People's College of Law.
Any questions or inquires regarding the Legal Assistant-Paralegal
Program should be directed to Professor Jordan at his email address
or 818/415-2015 (cell phone) or (college phone) 818/364-7720 at
L.A. Mission College.