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Legal Administrative Assistant


- Grade 12 or equivalentOR- Mature student status (18 years of age or older) and a passing score on the entrance examination

Benefits of this program

- Enter a field with a $23/hour median wage- Approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

Employment Opportunities

- Legal Secretary- Legal Administrative Assistant

Take fully online training and start a rewarding and challenging new career in the legal field. You’ll get a strong education in the policy and procedures of a modern law office as well as an understanding of the Canadian legal and court system.

Your courses, delivered in our virtual classroom, will cover legal terminology, court systems, office procedures, legal record-keeping, and bookkeeping. You’ll also build strong transcription and keyboarding skills and become adept at using common office software such as MS Word and MS Excel. Topics in this program will include wills and estates, real estate, corporate and commercial law, civil litigation, and family law.

By choosing this online learning option, you’ll save time you would otherwise spend commuting to campus and get to study in a setting that suits you.


Qestions & Answers

Legal administrative assistants perform a variety of secretarial and administrative duties in law offices, legal departments of large firms, real estate companies, land title offices, municipal, provincial and federal courts and government.

Legal Administrative Assistants play a crucial role in supporting the operations of law firms and legal departments. To be effective in their role, they should possess a combination of administrative, organizational, and legal-specific skills. Here are some essential skills for a Legal Administrative Assistant:

Legal Knowledge,Administrative Skills,Communication Skills,Research Skills,Technology Proficiency,Confidentiality,Adaptability,Client Service,Team Collaboration,Problem-Solving,Flexibility,Legal Document Drafting,Court Procedures,Transcription,Professionalism.

  • Prepare and key in correspondence and legal documents, such as deeds, wills, affidavits and briefs, from handwritten copy, shorthand and machine dictation using computers
  • Review and proofread documents and correspondence to ensure compliance with legal procedures and grammatical usage
  • Schedule appointments, meetings and conferences for employer
  • Set up and maintain filing systems, utilizing knowledge of legal records and procedures and frequently controlling confidential materials and documents
  • Open and distribute regular and electronic incoming mail and other material and coordinate the flow of information internally and with other departments or organizations
  • Determine and establish office procedures and routines
  • May supervise and train other staff in procedures and in the use of current software
  • May attend court, meetings or conferences to take notes, minutes and dictation
  • May perform other general office work as required including preparing financial statements.

The minimum educational requirement for becoming a Legal Administrative Assistant is typically a high school diploma or its equivalent, such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate.

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