Court and Tribunal Administration (Articulated)
|Duration:||2 Semesters (9 Months)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Diploma|
This program prepares you for a career as a professional administrator or clerk for courts and quasi–judicial administrative tribunals.
Upon successful completion of all the elements of LGL201, including full attendance, you’ll receive an Alternative Dispute Resolution Certificate from the School of Legal and Public Administration.
Program Learning Outcomes:
This Seneca College program meets the system-wide standards as set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:
- Understand Canada's legal system and the role of courts and tribunals in that system.
- Understand the administration and operation of courts and tribunals including standard practices and procedures.
- Understand the roles and responsibilities associated with being a public official and officer of the court.
- Undertake case flow management applying appropriate techniques of case flow management.
- Refer court and tribunal proceeding to the appropriate judicial or quasi-judicial official.
- Manage all court and tribunal files and documents set down for a hearing.
- Supervise or co-ordinate the logistics of the proposed facilities used for hearings.
- Manage the physical premises used for court and tribunal proceedings.
- Prepare pertinent reports including budgets for the use of premises.
- Administer a personnel program at the local level including the supervision of entry level clerks.
Essential Employability Skills:
Graduates of this program are also expected to demonstrate the essential employability skills learning outcomes as outlined on the Ministry of Training, College and Universities website.
- Substantial completion of a B.A. from the Law and Society program of York University; or a recognized degree or equivalent from an Ontario university in Justice Studies.
Note: Although not required for admission, a high degree of computer literacy and keyboarding skills at 35 w.p.m. are strongly recommended.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
Focus your career on Court and Tribunal Administration with this nine–month diploma program. You’ll learn important practical skills; earn a recognized college diploma and a professional certification in one short, intensive program. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to pursue an exciting career as a court clerk or professional administrator with the federal, provincial and municipal courts, or with regulatory boards, agencies and tribunals.
The articulated version of the Court and Tribunal Administration program is a special, two–semester program available to graduates of the Law and Society Program of York University or of a Justice Studies degree or equivalent from an Ontario university.
All students are required to be able to keyboard at 40 w.p.m. before graduation from the program. It is the responsibility of each student to attain the required level of proficiency independently.
Meet all the academic requirements and you’ll have the opportunity to participate in a four–week unpaid field placement at the end of second semester. This provides you with practical work experience and exposure to potential employers. Students may have a shared responsibility for securing a placement, and those wishing to be placed in a court or other government setting will have to provide a police clearance certificate.
Students who do not have permanent resident status or Canadian citizenship may not be eligible for a field placement with a government department, agency or court.
|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CTA318||Civil Procedure I||3|
|CTA319||Family Law Practice and Procedure||3|
|CTA323||Criminal Law & Procedure for Court Administrators||2|
|CTA340||Public Administration Skills||3|
|CTA360||Justice Administration Procedures||2|
|CTA438||Transcription and Court Reporting Skills||2|
|LGL102||Contracts and Torts||4|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CTA330||Computer Applications for CTA||2|
|CTA423||Civil Procedure II||2|
|CTA425||Government Project Management||4|
|CTA426||Refugee Law for Court Administrators||2|
|LGL201||Alternative Dispute Resolution||3|
|LGL226||Tribunal Practice and Procedure||3|
|FPL470||Field Placement II|
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Shanda Reid
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22805
|International Admissions Advisor:||Dannielle Torney
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22380
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22460
|Program Coordinator:||Linda Pasternak
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22819
|Program Chair:||Wanda Forsythe
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22745
"The Court and Tribunal Administration Articulated Program gave me excellent training. The faculty are highly knowledgeable and very supportive, and my field placement position resulted in an employment opportunity."
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