LAW FOR JUSTICES OF THE PEACE
Semester Length: 10 weeks
This 10-Week course is designed to equip individuals who have been appointed as Justices of the Peace or persons who are preparing for an appointment. Emphasis will be placed on certain aspects of the law, research and court proceedings along with the drafting of legal documents. The student will review and analyse affidavits, summonses, contracts, leases, probate documents, company documents and documents relating to court proceedings.
Justices of the Peace are expected to possess considerable expertise in legal terminology, procedures, and time limits and to exercise discretion in complex legal problems where the consequences of error are relatively high. J.P’s are also expected to prepare certain documents which are legally suitable for addressing the problem for which they had been intended. Additionally, J.P’s are required to sit in the various Districts of the Bahamas in order to hear and to make determination in judicial proceedings.
Persons successfully completing this progamme will be awarded the certificate for Law for Justices of the Peace.
Among the topics in the L.J.P. programme are:
The Supremacy of Parliament
The Effect of Judicial Precedents
The Historical Development of Bahamian Law
Procedure in the Courts
The Law relating to Contract and Tort
Drafting of Affidavits
Real Property, Mortgages, Leases
Wills and Trusts and Company Law
Potential students are those employed in Law offices, banks, trust companies, commercial organizations, real estate, security and debt collection as well as those working as court clerks (civil and criminal), Insurance and law enforcement officers.
Study material is included.
Registration Deadline for the Fall Term is scheduled for 15th August each year.