Law Clerk Essentials

Certificate of Achievement | Code: 1504

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To effectively participate in remote learning, students in this program must have reliable Internet access and meet these device requirements.

About the program

Today's competitive, global businesses require law clerks to be responsible for managing administrative tasks that support their challenging, dynamic office environments. Employers need law clerks with efficient document processing skills, the ability to communicate professionally, and the organizational expertise to keep the office running smoothly. With a wide variety of hands-on practical experience built into the program, graduates are trained to meet the demands of today's challenging office environment. This program prepares students for entry-level opportunities in a variety of legal settings.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 5 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
  • Students must be accepted into the program prior to registration to the placement course.

Graduate opportunities

A wide variety of employment opportunities are available in law firms, government offices, real estate and insurance companies, financial institutions, legal departments or corporations.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Program outcomes

  • Conduct oneself professionally and adhere to the relevant legislation, standards and codes of ethics to assume the role and responsibilities of a municipal law clerk.
  • Administer legal records management systems to ensure confidential, secure, accessible and organized electronic and paper records.
  • Produce legal documentation for corporate, civil, family, real estate and wills and estates law using available technologies and applying industry standards.
  • Research and summarize legal topics from regulated resources and records to support the legal team.
  • Provide support for legal professionals in courts and administrative tribunals within the legal system.
  • Manage the scheduling, coordination and organization of administrative tasks and workflow within specific deadlines and according to set priorities and procedures.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

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Winter Registration: Opens November 1, 2021
Spring Registration: Opens February 7, 2022