Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate

Business & Professional Studies, School of Legal Studies

Credential
Certificate

Program Highlights

The Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate program provides training in traditional administrative skills as well as courses in legal procedures.

This two-term full-time program offers in-class tutorials and hands-on training with software and books used in the legal industry.

You'll learn about civil and family litigation, wills and probate, corporate law, conveyancing and mortgaging from instructors with backgrounds in the legal industry.

You'll also gain real-world experience through a two-week practicum placement in a private law firm or government agency.

  • Apply communication, problem solving and conflict resolution skills towards an organization’s overall effectiveness.
  • Effectively communicate in writing by composing business correspondence and legal documents.
  • Demonstrate proficiency working with IBM compatible software to produce a variety of correctly formatted legal documents from written and digitally recorded material.
  • Apply analytical skills to correctly identify and prepare documents for litigation, Wills creation and probating, Family Law, Corporate Law, Securities and basic conveyancing.
  • Demonstrate computation skills through the creation of legal accounts and Vendor’s and Purchaser’s statements of adjustment.
  • Demonstrate appropriate work ethic and entry-level job skills during a two week practicum placement with a law firm or government agency.

Intakes

CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallFull-Time
North VancouverSpringFull-Time
OnlineFallPart-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4,103 $1,091 $5,194
Total$4,103 $1,091 $5,194

Note: Fees are subject to change.

Program Requirements

Required Courses

Total credits: 33.00

Required
CMNS 159Communications for the Legal Administrative Assistant3.00 credits
LGST 108Family Law Litigation Procedures1.50 credits
LGST 109Basic Litigation Procedures3.00 credits
LGST 110Corporate Procedures3.00 credits
LGST 112Basic Conveyance and Mortgage Procedures3.00 credits
LGST 114Wills and Probate Procedures1.50 credits
LGST 116Introduction to the Legal System1.50 credits
LGST 119Practicum3.00 credits
LGST 124Organizational Behaviour3.00 credits
LGST 125Virtual Legal Office3.00 credits
LGST 126Basic Securities Procedures1.50 credits
LGST 127Computer Applications for the Legal Office I3.00 credits
LGST 128Computer Applications for the Legal Office II3.00 credits

Total program credits: 33.00

Important Dates

Application Deadline

Sep 4

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Jul 9-20

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 27  4 p.m.

Application Deadline

Jan 8

Course Registration & Waitlisting

Nov 13-22

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 18  4 p.m.

Note: Dates are subject to change.

Admission Requirements

BC Secondary School graduation (Grade 12) or equivalent; or Mature Student status

Capilano English Language Requirement for students whose primary language is not English: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): paper=560, internet=83, or English Language Assessment (ELA)=145, or International English Language Testing System (Academic IELTS)=6.5 overall, and no one score less than 6, or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)=70, or Pearson Test of English (PTE Academic)=56 or Capilano University EAP 100 and 101 with a minimum B+ grade in each course.

Interview

LGST English Diagnostic Test (31/50 required)

Applicants must submit a resume and reference letter. 45 wpm keyboarding (touch typing), SLEP (Secondary Level English Proficiency) test for EAP students (post-secondary level required).


For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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Contact

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Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
CapUinfo@capilanou.ca

School of Legal Studies


604 983 7594
604 990 7808 (fax)
legalstudies@capilanou.ca