Refer to your registering institution's course outline and calendar for complete information about course prerequisites.
In addition to your registering institution's prerequisites, we strongly recommend the following courses as additional prerequisites: 45 wpm keyboarding, Online Learner Success, Introduction to Computers and the Internet, Word Processing I, Word Processing II, Business English, Legal Office Procedures, and Introduction to the Canadian Legal System.
Litigation Procedures I introduces you to the functions and duties of a legal administrative assistant working in civil litigation in BC. Subjects covered will include terminology and rules relating to preparing and handling legal correspondence and documents in civil litigation actions and matters in the Supreme Court of BC. Litigation Procedures I will also introduce you to the legal concepts necessary to a basic understanding of the functioning of the courts and the professional environment that you will be entering.
This is primarily a hands-on course in which you integrate keyboard, computer, transcription, and document formatting with a knowledge of civil law. Because it is intended that you will progress on to Litigation Procedures II after taking Litigation I, this course deals with documents and procedures from the initiation of a lawsuit through to the completion of pleadings and the possibility of obtaining default judgment. It does not deal with preparation for trial, interlocutory applications, or procedures after trial, all of which are covered in Litigation Procedures II.
On successful completion of this course, you will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:
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Readings and reenforcement activities assigned by your instructor are your principal learning activities. In addition, each week of the course will contain activities in the following:
Evaluation and Grading
|Production tests - document production (5 documents)||50%|
|Participation (including discussion items and individual activities)||10%|
The registering institution will assign a letter grade.
Computer Equipment Requirements
Withdrawing or Dropping Courses
If you wish to either withdraw or drop a course, contact the Program Coordinator at your registering institution. See your institution's website for add, drop, and withdrawal dates.
Refer to your registering institution's course outline for further information about plagiarism, missed tests, appeal policies, and other institutional policies.