JAS360 - Justice Administration

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Subject Title
Justice Administration

Subject Description
This course is designed to provide an overview of the role of court staff in different court and tribunal settings. The student will gain knowledge about the general court room practices within provincial and federal courts and tribunals through observation and formal lecture. Students will examine the role of court/tribunal staff to learn courtroom and tribunal etiquette and decorum, hearing and administrative practices and procedures. The student will be sensitized to the proper ethical conduct and confidentiality required to work in a court and tribunal environment.

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 and distinguish the roles and responsibilities of staff that support court and tribunal hearings.

2. Demonstrate knowledge of hearing room practices and procedures before a sample court or tribunal.

3. Understand the general steps involved in processing a claim or an appeal.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of case preparation for presentation before a court/tribunal and the requisite maintenance of a log of proceedings.

5. Apply correct terminology in courtroom and tribunal proceedings (e.g. party identification, document identification, court official recognition).

6. Demonstrate an understanding of a tribunal's obligations to the parties.

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

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.

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.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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 Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.