This course is designed to introduce the participants to the fundamental concepts of Canada's legal system. The students will learn how laws are defined, created, implemented and interpreted to provide solutions to problems. Various Acts impacting emergency communications will be examined and "on the job" implications explored. Textbook required.
The course will focus on Canadian Law; including rights and responsibilities of Canadian citizens, social and political participation and elections. Canadian culture will also be addressed and how a newcomer would integrate into the Canadian culture and still maintain some of their own cultural diversity. Religion will also be discussed in this course. Textbook: TBA.
Identify the characteristics of the criminal mind. Investigate issues discussed in Criminal Psychology Psychopathic Minds and examine psychological models related to criminology.
This course introduces standards of professionalism in the legal field, helping students to identify the conduct, habits, and traits they will need to demonstrate in order to be successful in their roles as administrators. Students apply learned theory about the appropriate uses of language and communication technologies, including social media. An overview of legal office technology and related issues is also provided so that students can build their capacity to troubleshoot and ensure the office’s technological needs are met. No Textbook Required.
Software Required; Word Processor (MS Word)
The day-to-day operations of a legal environment follow clearly defined steps, guidelines, and regulations. A successful administrator keeps these requirements in mind while approaching complex tasks. Students in this course demonstrate critical thinking skills in applying problem-solving models to typical office tasks, while also identifying ways to integrate available office technologies into these models where appropriate. Students explore an administrator's role in producing a variety of documentation according to established protocols and procedures. This course also continues to explore the expectations surrounding professionals in the role of legal administrator, including a commitment to information privacy, personal accountability in their roles, and cultivating strong interpersonal relationships with both coworkers and clients. No Textbook Required.
This course examines the role of a legal administrator in relation to wills and estates law proceedings in support of the legal team. Students identify the components of forms used in each field, including, but not limited to, Powers of Attorney and wills. Emphasis is placed on Ontario legislation governing the administration of estates. Students are also expected to determine the appropriate uses of client information based on techniques learned in the course and knowledge gained about the fields.