LEG306 - Litigation Practice & Procedures I

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Subject Title
Litigation Practice & Procedures I

Subject Description
Advance your knowledge and expertise in the area of civil litigation. Students will become familiar with a wide range of activities, responsibilities and document preparation in the complex area of civil litigation process for court actions brought in by the Superior Court.

Credit Status
This is a credit subject applicable towards the Legal Assistant Certificate Program offered through the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Students will develop a basic knowledge of civil litigation practice and procedures as defined by the Rules of Civil Procedure for Ontario as required in the role of a legal assistant.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Legal Office Procedures, Legal Terminology

Topic Outline

  • Preliminary Consideration
  • Communication and the Rules of Civil Procedure
  • Commencement of Proceedings
  • Drafting Pleadings
  • Service of Court Documents
  • Motions
  • Discovery of Documents
  • Examinations for Discovery
  • Setting Down for Trial
  • The Trial

Prescribed Texts

Title Civil Litigation
Publisher Emond-Montgomery
Edition 3rd
ISBN 978-1-55239-557-8

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
2 Assignments 30% each
Final exam 40%

Students must attain a grade of at least 50% to pass the course.

Approved by: Sandra Noble