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9.4 Career and Technical Education
ContentArea 21st-Century Life and Careers
Standard 9.4 Career and Technical EducationAll students who complete a career and technical education program will acquire academic and technical skills for careers in emerging and established professions that lead to technical skill proficiency, credentials, certificates, licenses, and/or degrees. (For descriptions of the 16 career clusters, see the Career Clusters Table.)
Strand L. Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security Career Cluster
Pathway (5) Legal Services
By the end of grade Content Statement CPI# Cumulative Progress Indicator (CPI)
Academic Foundations: Academic concepts lay the foundation for the full range of career and postsecondary education opportunities within the career cluster.
9.4.12.L.(5).1 Analyze and summarize the roles of the three branches of the U.S. Government (i.e., the judicial, legislative, and executive branches) in order to demonstrate an understanding of how government influences legal services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Communication Skills: All clusters rely on effective oral and written communication strategies for creating, expressing, and interpreting information and ideas that incorporate technical terminology and information.
9.4.12.L.(5).2 Demonstrate techniques for effective listening in order to manage receipt of orally communicated information in legal services environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(5).3 Demonstrate verbal and oral communications skills for communicating effectively in legal services environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(5).4 Analyze and interpret nonverbal communications in order to distinguish fact from fabrication in messages received in legal services environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(5).5 Demonstrate specific academic writing strategies used by professionals in legal services environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(5).6 Use legal terminology accurately to effectively communicate within the legal services community.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Information Technology Applications: Technology is used to access, manage, integrate, and disseminate information.
9.4.12.L.(5).7 Demonstrate skill using information technology tools that legal services professionals use to perform daily tasks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(5).8 Analyze and summarize the role computer forensics plays in preventing and solving crimes in order to demonstrate an understanding of key factors influencing the resolution of crimes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Ethics and Legal Responsibilities: Legal responsibilities, professional ethics, and codes of conduct affect management practices, business performance, and regulatory compliance, as well as the confidence of customers, business partners, and investors.
9.4.12.L.(5).9 Evaluate and model appropriate reactions to situations involving Fourth Amendment rights in order to demonstrate an understanding of the impact this amendment has on individuals providing legal services and their actions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(5).10 Evaluate and summarize the rights of an individual being interrogated under the Fifth and Sixth Amendments in order to ensure trial, jury, and due process rights for individuals in legal services environments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
9.4.12.L.(5).11 Analyze and summarize the impact of the Fourteenth Amendment as it relates to due process and equal protection in order to ensure that legal service professionals respect the constitutional rights of individuals they encounter.                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Technical Skills: Technical knowledge and skills play a role in all careers within the cluster and pathway.
9.4.12.L.(5).12 Demonstrate the technical knowledge and skills required of legal services professionals in order to prepare for the full range of careers in the pathway.