Legal Skills

Acknowledgement of Completion
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Through a variety of courses, learn the basic administrative functions of a legal office. Become familiar with forms and processes and gain a fundamental understanding of the key practices in a legal environment.

Upon completion of all 5 courses, you are eligible to apply for an Legal Skills Acknowledgement. Click to download the Acknowledgement of Completion Request (opens PDF, 68.1kb)

Courses in this program are all offered online through OntarioLearn, giving students flexibility when it comes to completing their course work on a weekly basis.

Continuing Education at Mohawk

Students can take just one or as many courses in the Program of Studies as they would like. If students complete all required courses from the Program of Studies, they can apply for the credential. For further information on our Continuing Education programs click here. For information on credentials and how they differ from one another click here.


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  • 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.

The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2018/19 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 - Business.

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Click on the course number below to check current availability and for registration information

Mandatory Courses

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.
OADM10009 Introduction to Legal Office Practice and Procedures Examine fundamentals of legal office clerical practices with emphasis on reception/client relations, communications, documentation, and legal terminology. Recommended prerequisite: LAWS10005. 42 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.


Online Experience

Students have free access to Microsoft Office 365, (which includes Microsoft Office 2013Lynda, and many other technological resources described below.

Financial Information

With Continuing Education, each course is priced individually and students only pay for the course(s) they choose to register for. For financial assistance related inquiries please click here or contact 1-844-767-6871. Keep in mind, course prices do not include textbook fees. Visit the Mohawk College Bookstore Textbook Search (opens in new window) for information on textbooks

How to Register:

Click this link to search for the course you want to register for in the Course Search Box. If the course appears, it is open for registration. For more registration information click here. To see the catalogue with current course offerings, click this link.

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