Complete these introductory courses and learn the basic administrative functions of a legal office. Become familiar with legal forms and processes and gain a fundamental understanding of the key practices in a legal environment. All courses are available online for flexible learning.
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You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.
Interested in taking a single course? No problem. Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, these courses can be taken individually or as part of the full program.
Admission & Registration
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Interdisciplinary, Media, Creative and Business.
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|Course Number||Course Name||Course Description|
|LAWS10005||Legal Terminology||Build a vocabulary of common legal terminology used in law offices, government agencies, courts and social service agencies. 42 hours.|
|LAWS10208||Introduction to Legal Office Procedures||The day-to-day operations of a legal environment follow clearly defined steps, guidelines, and regulations. Demonstrate critical thinking skills in applying problem-solving models to typical office tasks and identify ways to integrate available office technologies into these models. Explore the role of the administrator in producing a variety of documentation according to established protocols and procedures. Equivalent to: OADM10009. 45 hours.|
Optional Courses – Choose 3
|LAWS10153||Corporate Practice and Procedure||Focus on the preparation and filing of articles of incorporation, the organization of Ontario and Federal corporations, corporate changes, steps involved in annual filings and updates, as well as registering other forms of business organizations. Prerequisites: OADM10009 and LAWS10005. 42 hours.|
|LAWS10136||Criminal Law - Legal Administration||Gain a better understanding of the criminal justice system. The changing demands of modern society create the need to understand the criminal process from the commission of a crime to the time punishment is imposed. 42 hours.|
|LAWS10149||Family Law Practice and Procedure||Develop a basic knowledge of family law practice and procedures as defined by the Rules of Civil Procedure for Ontario and the Family Law Act as required in the role of Legal Assistant. Includes domestic contracts, divorce procedures and family litigation. Prerequisites: OADM10009 and LAWS10005. 42 hours.|
|LAWS10064||Landlord & Tenant Law||Examine landlord/tenant relationships, relevant legislation and the essentials of a tribunal application proceeding under the Residential Tenancies Act. Good preparation for careers as rental agents, property management professionals and support roles with the Board. 42 hours.|
|LAWS10065||Litigation Practice and Procedure 1||Advance your expertise in civil litigation, with emphasis on responsibilities and document preparation for Small Claims Court, Superior Court, Family Law Collections and Enforcement proceedings. Prerequisites: OADM10009 and LAWS10005. 42 hours.|
|REAL10001||Real Estate Practice and Procedure I||Understand the responsibilities of a Legal Assistant in the area of Real Estate from file opening, reading & preparing agreements, documents preparation through to closing and reporting the transaction to the client. Intended to prepare student for REPP2 (client communications, title searches, mortgages, EREG system and more). Prerequisite: OADM10009 and LAWS10005. 42 hours.|
|LAWS10154||Small Claims Practice and Procedure||In this introduction to Small Claims course, you will focus on the preparation and fling documents and processing small claims. Prerequisite: OADM10009. 42 hours.|
The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.
|Course Code||Course Name||
(Sep to Dec)
|LAWS10208||Introduction to Legal Office Procedures||OntarioLearn|
|LAWS10153||Corporate Practice and Procedure|
|LAWS10136||Criminal Law - Legal Administration||OntarioLearn|
|LAWS10149||Family Law Practice and Procedure||OntarioLearn|
|LAWS10064||Landlord & Tenant Law||OntarioLearn|
|LAWS10065||Litigation Practice and Procedure 1||OntarioLearn|
|REAL10001||Real Estate Practice and Procedure I|
|LAWS10154||Small Claims Practice and Procedure||OntarioLearn|
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