Legal Administrator Program with Practicum

This Legal Administrator 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.

They 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.

This Legal Administrator certificate program includes a practicum placement. This experience within a workplace enables Instructional staff to observe the student in a practice situation while providing the student with the opportunity to gain direct exposure to the chosen career field.

Program Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this Legal Administrator certificate 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  

Related Legal Administrator Certificate Programs:  

Diploma Program

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

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Career Opportunities

Administrative Officer
Commercial Law Assistant
Corporate Law Secretary
Law Firms
Legal Administration Assistant
Legal Administrator
Legal Departments
Legal Secretary
Litigation Assistant
Litigation Secretary
Office Assistant
Office Manager
Personal Assistant
Professional Assistant
Real Estate Firms
Real Estate Secretary
Research Assistant
Trademark Assistant
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 may be required to do an entrance assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42)

Note: English level assessment will be required for international students (with a minimum score of 20/40 in language).

Diploma Requirements:
  • 60% average upon successful completion of all courses, including courses given a complete

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

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

  • Theory & practice of double-entry bookkeeping
  • Complete the Accounting Cycle to closing (GL, AP, AR, Payroll, Year End)
  • Prepare Financial and Business Reports

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

  • MS Office 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

  • 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)

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