Litigation Law and Practice

LES602

This online course provides an understanding of selected litigation law matters commonly handled by legal executives.  

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    Level
    6
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    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $570 NZ Domestic
    $1,896 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 2, 18 Oct 2022
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

It will enable you to draft appropriate documentation for the selected litigation matters commonly handled by legal executives.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Describe the hierarchy of the New Zealand courts and differentiate between their jurisdictions.
  • Examine ethical duties in litigation practice and court procedure.
  • Analyse common types of civil proceedings in the District Court and High Court.
  • Analyse and apply the legal principles and practices relevant to selected District Court processes.
  • Assess selected common applications to the Family Court. 
  • Evaluate criteria for legal aid i and describe the ongoing obligations of the lawyer to the client.
  • Prepare and critically comment on litigation documentation used or commonly encountered by legal executives.

Assessment

40% internally assessed

60% exam

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Assessment for this course includes an examination

Open Polytechnic will, subject to you meeting the entry requirements for this course/programme, enrol you in this course.

Your enrolment in the course means that you should expect to complete an in-person examination.

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Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
2023
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $570 NZ Domestic
    $1,896 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Exam dates
    2022
    Trimester 2, 18 Oct 2022
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying