Not offered in 2020
Provides paralegal students with a basic understanding of evidence and advocacy in the context of civil procedure in local courts and small tribunals. Students deal with (a) how a civil case is structured (pre-trial procedure), (b) how it is proved in a local court or small tribunal (evidence), (c) how it is presented in such a forum (advocacy), and (d) how a judgement is enforced (post-judgement procedure). The civil case focused on involves a claim to recover a debt in a local court or small-claims tribunal.
Causes and forums
Topic 1: Debt and associated causes of action
Topic 2: Trial courts, tribunals and jurisdiction
Civil procedure (Pre-trial)
Topic 3: Procedure leading to a default judgment
Topic 4: Procedure leading to a trial judgment
Topic 5: Concept of relevance
Topic 6: Testimony and legal professional privilege
Topic 7: Documentary evidence
Topic 8: Hearsay and business records
Topic 9: Preparing for trial
Topic 10: Running a trial
Civil procedure (Post-judgment)
Topic 11: Examination of a judgment debtor
Topic 12: Other enforcement mechanisms
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||demonstrate knowledge of causes and forums|
|2||demonstrate knowledge of and implement pre-trial procedure|
|3||identify and apply the rules of evidence|
|4||demonstrate knowledge of advocacy|
|5||demonstrate knowledge of and implement post-trial procedure|
|6||ability to access legislation and judgments|
|7||ability to extract rules from primary sources.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of causes and forums
- demonstrate knowledge of and implement pre-trial procedure
- identify and apply the rules of evidence
- demonstrate knowledge of advocacy
- demonstrate knowledge of and implement post-trial procedure
- ability to access legislation and judgments
- ability to extract rules from primary sources.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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