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 Arts 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
|LAWS10229||Corporate Law Procedures||Examine the role of a legal administrator in relation to corporate law proceedings in support of the legal team. Students identify the components of forms used in each field, including, but not limited to, annual filings, articles of incorporation, and corporate changes. Emphasis is placed on corporate regulation measures at the Ontario and Federal levels. Students are also expected to determine the appropriate uses of client information based on techniques learned in the course and knowledge gained about the fields. 42 hours.|
|ACCT10131||Legal Accounting Procedures||Administrative assistants are often asked to contribute to the accounting process in small legal and business offices. Students develop an awareness of the underlying theory and principles of accounting. They acquire skill in analyzing, journalizing and posting financial transactions and in summarizing these transactions in financial statements. Students also attain proficiency in the control of cash, banking, payroll, client billing and reporting procedures. These skills are developed through a series of activities and practical tests using a variety of tools including online tutorials and business software. 42 hours.|
|LAWS10227||Litigation/Small Claims/Family/Criminal Law Procedures||Examine the role of a legal administrator in relation to litigation, small claims, family, and criminal law proceedings in support of the legal team. Identify the components of forms used in each field, including, but not limited to, statements, affidavits, notices, and motions, from both the plaintiff and defendant’s perspectives. Emphasis on legislation and courts including the Family Law Act, the Rules of Civil Procedure, and Superior Court of Ontario procedure. Students are also expected to determine the appropriate uses of client information based on techniques learned in the course and knowledge gained about the fields. 42 hours.|
|REAL10003||Real Estate Law Procedures||This course is designed to enable students to understand the steps and procedures of a residential real estate transaction and the purpose of each stage. Real Estate Law terminology, a study of the land systems in Ontario, and documents used both paper and electronic are examined. Equivalent to: REAL10001. 42 hours.|
|LAWS10228||Wills and Estates Law Procedures||Examine the role of a legal administrator in relation to wills and estates law proceedings in support of the legal team. Students identify the components of forms used in each field, including, but not limited to, Powers of Attorney and wills. Emphasis is placed on Ontario legislation governing the administration of estates. Students are also expected to determine the appropriate uses of client information based on techniques learned in the course and knowledge gained about the fields. 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|
|LAWS10228||Corporate Law Procedures||OntarioLearn|
|ACCT10131||Legal Accounting Procedures||OntarioLearn|
|LAWS10227||Litigation/Small Claims/Family/Criminal Law Procedures||OntarioLearn|
|REAL10003||Real Estate Law Procedures||OntarioLearn|
|LAWS10228||Wills and Estates Law Procedure||OntarioLearn|
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