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Legal Administrator with Practicum

Diploma Program

Total Program Hours:
740 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
37 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!

Legal Administrators are well-paid and have strong prospects for full-time work. The most employable and promotable legal administrators have specific training and experience in litigation and conveyance procedures.

Legal Administrators have some common duties across their field. They type correspondence, reports, invoices and related material from handwritten copy or machine dictation, using a computer. In addition, their duties may include the preparing of presentation materials, compiling date, preparing routine correspondence, researching statistics and other information. Some administrators attend committee meetings and take minutes.

Other common duties include scheduling and confirming their employer’s appointments and meetings as well as greeting visitors and directing them to the apppropriate person. They may handle routine invoicing, payments order office supplies, and they may supervise other office workers.

Legal Administrators are required to have understanding of the vocabulary and processes of law. They handle and format legal correspondence such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs. They 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.

Program Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Legal Administrator program, students will be able to:

  • 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 Administrator Programs  

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Career Opportunities

Commercial Law Secretary
Corporate Law Secretary
Legal Administration Assistant
Litigation Secretary
Real Estate Secretary
Trademark 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 can meet the Math Entrance Assessment requirement by providing an equivalent to Canadian High School Math 10, 11 or 12 with a passing grade of ‘C’. The 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 credential must be evaluated and verified.
  • International students can meet the English requirement by completing or 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.
Diploma Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete.

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

* Legal Administrator with Practicum 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 37 week Diploma program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • MS Office Word Certification
  • MS Office Word editing, layout, templates, styles and
    sections, mail merge, tables, charts and desktop publishing

  • MS Office Excel Certification
  • Plan, edit and manage worksheets (formulas/functions)

  • Computer basics/file management
  • Goal setting, note-taking, problem-solving, teamwork
  • Overview of policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to use MS Word and MS PowerPoint

  • Research, prepare and deliver presentations
  • Apply proper use of grammar principles
  • Overview of processes of communication in the workplace
  • Use MS Office PowerPoint

  • Importance of written communication within the business environment
  • Memos, email, letters and reports

Strategies for Student Success:

  • Interview techniques
  • Create a Career Development Marketing Plan
  • Apply aspects of professionalism
  • Identify target markets and employment resources

  • Effective customer service and support
  • Problem-solving theory and applications

  • 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

  • 4-week practicum (minimum 20 hours per week)

  • This course focuses on the fundamental principles of accounting with full online courseware that includes the digital textbook and learning materials.

  • Skills and strategies conducive to learning in a college atmosphere, orientation to the college environment, using technology, knowing college policies and procedures.
  • Time management, writing and using citations, study strategies, student budgeting, and wellness/self-care/stress management.
  • An orientation to the PCP program and the emergency medicine professions.
  • Prepare for upcoming studies, learning environments, and work experience placements throughout the program.

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