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OJEN Classroom Resources

OJEN has over 200 resources available for use in classrooms, community agencies and justice education programs. All OJEN resources are available for free in English or French. Resources are for general educational use and are not legal advice. Anyone dealing with legal issues should consult a lawyer for confidential, specific legal advice. OJEN retains the copyright over all OJEN resources and materials cannot be modified without prior written permission. There are four ways to search for a resource:

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Civil Law Mock Trial Scenario: Fadey v. Ketkluane High School (Negligence)

This mock trial scenario package includes a fact scenario, a description of the relevant law, background information for witnesses, a statement of claim, and a statement of defence. For each OJEN civil law mock trial, there are three packages: an OJEN Civil Law Mock Trial Scenario; the OJEN Civil Law Mock Trial Role Preparation Package; […]

Aboriginal Criminal Law Mock Sentencing Scenario: R. v. James

In this aboriginal sentencing scenario, James, an aboriginal youth, pleads guilty to the charge of carrying a concealed weapon. The scenario can be used in a mock sentencing hearing or mock sentencing conference/circle or both. The scenario includes several questions dealing with the factors to be taken into consideration during sentencing. These questions may be […]

Mock Hearing Demonstration Video

Looking for step-by-step video clips of a mock hearing? Click HERE to watch the MOCK HEARING DEMONSTATION VIDEO online! This DVD resource contains audiovisual material about how to conduct a mock hearing with students. It includes the following components, each of which can be played in full or in shorter segments: Teacher Resource – Two […]

Family Law Mock Trial Scenario: Children’s Aid Society v. D.F. and A.F. (Child Protection)

Christopher was 2 months old when the Children’s Aid Society (CAS ) apprehended him. His mother, DeShae Frederick, is 17 years old, and his father, Alejo Ferrer, is 19 years old. The CAS decided that Christopher was in need of protection according to the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA). Christopher was made a ward […]

Criminal Law Mock Trial Role Preparation Package

This resource outlines the criminal law mock trial process, including a time chart, courtroom etiquette and preparation guidelines for students playing the roles of Crown and defence lawyers, judge, jury member, court clerk, court staff and members of the press. This resource can be used to prepare students for a criminal law mock trial or […]

Civil Law Mock Trial Role Preparation Package

This resource outlines the differences between civil and criminal trials and provides an overview of a civil action, including statements of claim and defence, discovery and the pre-trial conference and trial. It includes a time chart, courtroom etiquette and preparation guidelines for students playing the roles of plaintiff and defence lawyers, judge, jury member, court […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: J. Bigbucks v. Canada (Attorney General)

This resource, originally from the OJEN Fall 2007 Charter Challenge, deals with an application by Mr. J. Bigbucks to have several sections of the Federal Elections Financing Act declared to be unconstitutional. Mr. Bigbucks alleges that the contribution and spending limits imposed by that legislation infringe his rights under ss. 2(b) and 7 of the Canadian Charter […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. Genevieve Polyandry

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2008 Charter Challenge, deals with a woman, Genevieve Polyandry, who is charged with bigamy after she wed two men in a Pluralian faith ceremony. Ms. Polyandry challenged the law on the grounds that it violated her freedom of religion, freedom of association and right to life, liberty and […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: Lieutenant Andrea Redwing v. Her Majesty the Queen

This resource, originally from the OJEN Fall 2008 Charter Challenge, deals with an application by Lt. Andrea Redwing to declare a navy policy which only allows men to apply for a particular position aboard a submarine as unconstitutional. Lt. Redwing challenged the policy on the grounds that it violated her equality rights under ss. 15(1), […]

Landlord and Tenant Board Mock Hearing Scenario: In the matter of 159 Alexander Street, Unit 5B, Between: John Smith and Vera Stevens

Mr. John Smith, the landlord of a townhouse complex at 159 Alexander Street, has filed an application with the Landlord and Tenant Board to evict one of his tenants, Vera Stevens, for non-payment of rent and noise complaints. This mock hearing is designed to help you learn more about landlord and tenant law and the […]

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