CSL200 - Advanced Communication Skills for Legal Professionals

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Subject Title
Advanced Communication Skills for Legal Professionals

Subject Description
In this subject, students will focus on the development and mastery of grammar, sentence structure, and the rules of punctuation. Given a variety of legal correspondence, they will develop detailed proofreading and editing skills which they can then employ in their college courses, and beyond in their professional lives.

Credit Status
CSL200 is a required credit for all School of Legal and Public Administration students enrolled in the Law Clerk and Court and Tribunal Administration regular diploma programs.

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

  1. Produce grammatically sound writing that reflects current legal and government standards.
  2. Use style guides and other reference material effectively.
  3. Use proofreading marks to edit and correct legal and business correspondence.

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.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

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.