Office Administration - Legal
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(Formerly Legal Office Assistant)

  • Program Length:
  • Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

(2017 & 2018 Graduates from current program)
Successful completion of the Office Administration - General with a GPA of 2.0 or better.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Graduates of this program are able to assist lawyers in private law offices and legal departments. Responsibilities of legal assistants may include drafting legal documents and correspondence, interviewing clients and witnesses, compiling evidence and documentation for trial, updating corporate minute books and filings, assisting lawyers in preparing and processing estate administration documents and attending to the closing of real estate and mortgage transactions.

This program will appeal to students with a strong literacy and communications background. They must also have excellent interpersonal skills and are organized and flexible. Legal Office Administrators must have the ability to pay attention to detail and work under pressure. The desire to constantly learn is essential in order to keep up with changes in the law.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Training in establishing and maintaining data management systems to ensure organized electronic and paper records for the legal environment.
  • Emphasis on coordinating the organization, processing, and response to electronic and paper communications facilitating the flow of information.
  • Producing accurate financial records for the legal environment within a specified time frame by compiling information and using appropriate software.
  • Training on how to produce accurate legal correspondence by a specified deadline using available computer technology as well as applying recording, editing, and language skills.
  • Learn to troubleshoot and show initiative in the creation and production of accurate documentation for civil, corporate, real estate, family, and wills and estate law by a specified deadline using computer technology.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Graduates have the skills and flexibility to find opportunities in a variety of entry level positions with law firms and in legal departments of corporations and government agencies. There are also openings in closely related fields including the courts, business/government offices and financial institutions. Positions include Legal Secretaries, Legal Assistants, Law Clerks, Mortgage Officers and Insurance Adjusters.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: B891

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2017-2018 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
LEG305
3
Family Law I
LEG307
3
Civil Litigation and Documents
LEG150
3
Legal Office Documentation I
LEG170
3
Computer Applications I
LEG306
3
Working in a Legal Environment I
OAG160
3
Essential Business Calculations
OAG110
3
Language Fundamentals

Semester 2
LEG270
3
Advanced Computer Applications
LEG201
3

Legal Office Documentations II & Transcription
LEG405
3
Family Law II and Documents
LEG406
3
Working in a Legal Environment II
LEG202
3
Legal Communication
LEG203
3
Real Estate I
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
LEG350
3
Administrative/Legal Transcription
LEG309
3
Legal Accounting
LEG311
6
Field Placement I
LEG315
3
Real Estate II and Documents
LEG320
3
Wills & Estates
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective


Semester 4
LEG450
3
Advanced Legal Transcription
LEG400
3
Legal Office Accounting & Procedures
SSC100G
3
Ethnic and Minority Relations
LEG407
2

Introduction to Corporate Law and Documents
LEG415
6
Field Placement II
LEG408
2
Criminal and Immigration Law


DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS (2017 Graduates from current program)


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
OAG170
3
Professional Computer Applications I
OAG110
3
Language Fundamentals
OAG125
3
Administrative Procedures
OAG150
3
Administrative Documents I
OAG160
3
Essential Business Calculations
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective



Semester 2
ACC145
3
Accounting for the Office Assistant
BUS108
3
Introduction to Canadian Business
COM200
3
Communication In Today's Workplace
OAG270
3
Professional Computer Applications II
OAG230
3
Business Computing and the Internet
OAG250
3
Administrative Documents II

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
LEG350
3
Administrative/Legal Transcription
LEG305
3
Family Law I
LEG306
3
Working in a Legal Environment l
LEG307
3
Civil Litigation and Documents
LEG308
3

Introduction to Corporate Law and Documents
LEG320
3
Wills & Estates
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Semester 4
LEG450
3
Advanced Legal Transcription
LEG410
3
Real Estate Law and Documents
LEG412
6
Field Placement
LEG405
3
Family Law II
LEG406
3
Working in a Legal Environment ll
LEG400
3
Legal Office Accounting & Procedures
SSC100G
3
Ethnic and Minority Relations


Note: Semesters 1 and 2 of this program are the Office Administration - General Certificate. (2017 Graduates)