Legal Administrator Accelerated Program

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  

Related Legal Admin Programs:  

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:
320 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
16 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

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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
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment

Note: English level assessment will be required for international students.

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

Note: A typing speed of 50-65 words per minute may also be required for employment.

* Legal Administrator Accelerated Program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.

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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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