Office Administration - Legal - 328

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Acquire the specialized procedural and administrative skills necessary to become an integral member of a dynamic legal team.

Program Highlights

  • Up-to-date career-related class materials and resources.
  • Training in the Teraview web-based environment for property searching and registration services.
  • Common semester 1 and 2 with Office Administration - General (380)

What you'll learn

  • Administrative procedures, real estate, litigation, family law, wills and estates, and corporate law.
  • Develop professionalism, effective handling of confidential information and client files, and advanced administrative skills for the legal environment.
  • Acquire specialized skills to prepare legal documents, correspondence, accounts, and memoranda using a variety of computer applications, digital transcription, and specialized legal software.

Program Length

2 academic years (periods of 8 months)

Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.

View the Exceptions Calendar for start dates and semester break information.

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Tuition and Fees

2018 - 2019 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Ancillary Fees $717.02 $653.92
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Mandatory Program Fees $0.00 $0.00
Domestic Tuition $1,504.49 $1,504.49
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,221.51 $2,158.41
Total 1st Year Fees $4,379.92

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2018 - 2019 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2
Total Tuition & Ancillary Fee $7,342.97 $7,342.97
Co-op Fees N/A N/A
Program Compulsory Fee Plus Tax $0.00 $0.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $7,792.97 $7,717.97
Total 1st Year Fees $15,510.94

If you pay by wire transfer, please note your bank might charge you a fee to transfer money. Make sure your transfer includes the Mohawk payment and the wire transfer fee. This applies to each wire transfer payment you make.

Additional Information


Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • Basic computer and keyboarding skills recommended

Option are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

  • Use a variety of computer applications and specialized legal software to prepare legal documents, correspondence, accounts, and memoranda.
  • Opportunity to experience a two-week, unpaid, program-related work experience placement in the legal community.

Field Placement

Visit the Office Administration & Travel and Tourism Student Work Experience Partnership page for information on the field placement opportunities for this program!



Where you can go next

  • Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**:
  • Earn a degree:
    • Athabasca University - Bachelor of Professional Arts, Communication Studies

    • Davenport University - Bachelor of Professional Arts, Governance, Law and Management

    • Davenport University - Bachelor of Business Administration, General Business

  • View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.

  • Visit Pathways and Credit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
  • See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.

Your future career options

  • Legal Administrative Assistants
  • Legal Support Staff
  • Legal Secretaries

Where you could work includes:

  • Law Firms
  • Government Offices
  • Judicial System and Court Offices
  • Title Insurance Corporations
  • Property Management Companies
  • Legal Departments in Business and Industry

Opportunities for grads

  • Students have membership opportunities with the Mohawk College Administrative Professionals.
  • Graduates have membership opportunities with the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).


Students have membership opportunities with the Mohawk College Association of Administrative Professionals and graduates have membership opportunities with the International Association of Administrative Professionals.

Course Overview & Descriptions

Click on the course title for a course description.

All programs include blended learning which integrates both face-to-face learning and online learning in the delivery of a course. Find out more about blended learning.

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Additional Information

Video Resources

Gowlings - What do you look for when hiring legal assistants from Mohawk's Office Administration Legal Program?

Contact us

Domestic Canadian Students

Contact Student Recruitment
Contact our Student Recruitment team for information on our programs, student life, and more.

Contact Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact Admissions
Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

Contact International Student Recruitment
Contact our International Student Recruitment team for information on programs, how to apply, and student life.
Contact International
Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
Contact International Admissions
Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

Accessible Learning Services

Are you a student with a confirmed or suspected disability? Visit our Accessible Learning Services website to discover how we can help you.

Program Coordinator

Contact Judi Joslin for 1st year or Jane Clarke for 2nd Year

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

    Pat Pollington

Canadian Domestic Students

Fennell Campus (FF)
Sep 2019
Jan 2020

International Students

Courtney J

"I am so happy with where I am in my career right now! ... my time in the Legal program has really allowed me to succeed thus far and I'm very thankful to all of you for everything you did to help me get to where I am right now."
Courtney J., Office Administration - Legal Graduate 2014

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"What a difference a year makes. It's hard to believe that this time last year I was sitting in a classroom. Now I have my own desk, my own computer and my own name plate!"
Vanessa A., Office Administration - Legal Graduate 2013 

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 "Since I have been a Mohawk Graduate, I have been happily employed ... this job is exciting and challenging. I could not have achieved this without all that was offered at Mohawk College."
Tiffany D., Office Administration - Legal Graduate 2013


 "Mohawk College's Legal Administration program not only gave me the skill set that's needed to be successful in the workplace, but also the skills to succeed in life!  The professors were always professional, kind and a great help with any issue I had (school related or personal). If you're looking for a great program with hands on learning experience from fantastic teachers, Office Administration - Legal is the program for you!"
Sara, Office Administration - Legal Graduate 2013


"After procrastinating for a long time about which direction I wanted my life to go after High School, I decided to enroll in the Office Administration-Legal program at Mohawk College. Being a mature student, I was scared, intimidated and insecure but, the Staff at Mohawk are outstanding! They are patient, kind, and very knowledgeable. This Course taught me everything I need to know to secure a full-time position with a leading Law Firm in Toronto. The Work-Experience placement opportunity is priceless and the networking possibilities are endless for sure. I strongly recommend Mohawk College to anyone, young or old, considering enhancing their position in society. Thank you Staff and Students at Mohawk, for everything!"
Karen, Office Administration - Legal Graduate 2013

Tiana R

"Having been a stay-at-home mother of three for years, I decided it was time to go back to school to obtain my career. Without the compassion and knowledge of the professors in the OA Legal program, I would not have been able to start my rewarding career as an Accident Benefits Clerk with a prestigious law firm. The compassion of the professors and the amazing wealth of knowledge they all possessed helped me to obtain my dreams, as they will for you. Congratulations on taking the first steps to a rewarding career as a legal administrator."
Tiana R., Office Administration - Legal Graduate 2011

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"Mohawk College's Legal Office Administration program gave me the skills and knowledge to provide a significant service to the community I live in, and as a result I have found the confidence to enjoy life better, the motivation to love what I do, and the determination to do well."
Matt, Office Administration - Legal Graduate 2010