JAS319 - Family Law Practice and Procedure

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Subject Title
Family Law Practice and Procedure

Subject Description
This course introduces the student to the Rules of Civil Procedure of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Credit Status
This is a credit course applicable toward the Justice Administration Services Diploma Program offered through the School of Legal, Public and Office Administration.

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

1. Describe the major procedural steps of an action or application, from commencement to trial or hearing, in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, with reference to the applicable Rule(s)

2. Given a set of facts, determine which of the Rule(s) of Civil Procedure apply, explain how they apply and state an appropriate conclusion of procedural law

3. Given a set of facts, create forms, including orders, which fully comply with the Rules of Civil Procedure

4. Given a set of facts, work with a group to draft the content of forms which fully comply with the Rules of Civil Procedure, particularly compliance with Rule 25, Pleadings in an Action.

5. Demonstrate an attitude of professionalism, as evidenced by an ability to meet deadlines, complete assignments and perform tests and in-class assignments as scheduled.

6. Demonstrate achievement of the following learning outcomes related to essential employability skills:

  • communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken, and visual form that fulfills 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
  • 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 the 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

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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