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Legal Administrator Accelerated

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:
320 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
16 Weeks
Includes holidays and professional days.
Delivery Methods:
  • In-Class Instruction
  • Distance Education / Online
  • Combined Delivery (Both In-Class and Distance)
Program content is subject to change.

Online and On-Campus Delivery Options may be available!

This accelerated Legal Admin certificate program provides the required understanding of the vocabulary and processes of law required to secure a position in any legal firm.

Legal Administrators handle and format legal correspondence such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs.

Legal Admins also proofread outgoing documents and correspondence to make sure that the documents agree with legal procedures and grammatical usage. In some cases, they attend court or meetings to take notes or minutes.

Learning Objectives

  • Perform administrative duties such as typing correspondence and reports from handwritten copy or dictation
  • Format legal correspondence such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs
  • Ensure documents agree with legal procedures and grammatical usage
  • Prepare presentation materials, compile data and research statistics
  • Attend committee meetings and take minutes
  • Schedule appointments
  • Prepare invoices and payments

Why Study at Sprott Shaw?  

  • Lifetime access to dedicated Employment Services Specialists (ESS) who can help you with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and the overall job search after graduation  
  • Lifetime tuition-free access to course refreshers if you ever need to retrain and update your skills  
  • Practicum opportunities with recognized organizations across BC  
  • Multiple start dates so you can start your education when you want to without the wait  
  • Career and professional development success courses to help create a career development marketing plan, learn the cardinal rules of professionalism, and identify the target markets and employment resources in the counselling field  
  • Preparation and orientation courses to teach you how to find credible research, write papers, create proper citation formats including APA, and study effectively for exams  
  • All-inclusive program costs where what you see is what you pay. Our costs include registration fees, assessment fees, tuition, textbooks, supplies, course materials, uniforms, certificates, graduation fees, practicum fees, and much more  
  • Grant and scholarship opportunities are available to help you save on tuition. Up to $4000 in scholarships and grants are open to recent high school graduates, Sprott Shaw alumni, military veterans, and more! Click here to browse our full list of grants and scholarships.

Success Stories

  • “It was the most welcoming college I’ve ever experienced. If I had any trouble with work, my teachers were with me every step of the way to help me figure out the correct answer.” – Gabi P.
  • “Through hard work, perseverance, as well as the support of the staff at Sprott Shaw College, I was able to secure employment before my last day of class. Thank you, Sprott Shaw.” – Kayla E.
  • “I am so glad I got over my hesitation on going back to school because now I think I have found the right direction.” – Nadine K.

Where Are Sprott Shaw Graduates Working? 

Our Administration, Legal, and Hospitality graduates can be found working throughout the province. Graduates of our Administration programs are working in a diverse range of locations including the BC Cancer Agency and the Government of Canada. 

Graduates of our Veterinary Assistant program can be found in various veterinary clinics such as the Central City Animal Hospital and the Panorama Village Animal Hospital. 

Legal graduates can be found working in law firms and legal offices such as the Sea to Sky Law Office and Westside Family Law. Tourism and Hospitality graduates have been hired by Best Western, the Sandman Hotel Group, Grouse Mountain Tourism, and more. 

Click below to learn more about where our graduates are currently working. Please note that these lists do not cover every single business that has hired a Sprott Shaw graduate, but they do provide a good representation of the sort of industries that Sprott Shaw graduates are working in. 

Related Legal Admin Programs  

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Career Opportunities

Commercial Law Assistant
Conveyance Clerk
Corporate Law Secretary
Corporations
Estate Secretary
Government Agencies
Law Firms
Legal Administration Assistant
Legal Administrator
Legal Departments
Legal Secretary
Litigation Assistant
Litigation Secretary
Real Estate Firms
Real Estate Secretary
Admission Requirements:
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals).
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and entrance assessments with a minimum score of 20/40 in the English Assessment and a minimum score of 20/40 in the Math Assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42/80).
  • For more information on English Language requirements and equivalencies please click here.

Domestic Students:

  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment.
  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment.

International Students:

  • International students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’ will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment. The equivalent credential must be evaluated and verified.
  • International students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’ will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment. The equivalent credential must be evaluated and verified.
  • International students can also meet the English requirement by demonstrating one of the following three options:
  • Sprott Shaw’s English Language Assessment, OR
  • Minimum IELTS Score 5.5 overall or iBT TOFEL Score of 70, OR
  • Completion of an ESL program from one of SSC’s partnered ESL schools
Certificate Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete
  • Qualifies for second diploma when done as an add-on to another program

One year of clerical experience (letter from an employer) OR graduation from a recognized clerical program (certificate / diploma).

Students can expect to complete 1 – 3 hours of homework per day.

* Legal Administrator Accelerated was reviewed and approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

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Courses List

This 16 week Certificate program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Duties of legal office staff
  • Overview of criminal law
  • Roles of lawyers and support staff
  • Canadian judicial system

  • Stages of civil lawsuits
  • Preparation of court documents

  • Wills and codicils preparation
  • Procedures for estate probate
  • Application for grants of letters

  • Elements of company law
  • Maintaining a minutes book

  • All aspects of residential real estate
  • Title searches
  • Transfer and mortgage documents

  • Family Relations Act & Divorce Act
  • Marriage, cohabitation, and separation agreements
  • Maintenance, child custody/access, division of assets
  • DIVORCEmate software

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