Please note:

​Before taking this course, students enrolled in the Law Clerk Essentials program must complete ADMN1305 and your choice of either LAW1230 or COMP1913.

​Please contact Emily Kelly, Program Assistant for further assistance.

Course description

This course focuses on the practical hands-on office management and responsibilities of a legal assistant, in conjunction with the day-to-day running of a legal practice. In addition to preparing accounts and related financial documentation, students will demonstrate proficiency in the use of a variety of legal software programs, including: LexisNexis PCLaw, Teraview, Divorce Mate, Will Builder, Estate-A-Base, Conveyancer, ACL5 and Fast Company. Emphasis will be placed on the application of office procedures within the following areas of law: Family, Wills & Estates, Real Estate, Litigation and Corporate, as well as the production of Small Claims Court and office-related documents in a simulated legal office environment.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: ADMN1305 LAW1230
Corequisites: None

Build courses into a credential

This course is part of the following program(s):

Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery