Legal Office Assistant

Diploma (30 weeks)

Legal Office Assistant Diploma (30 Weeks)

To secure employment in today’s job market you need advanced business skills. In order to enter the workforce or change careers, you must have a solid foundation in basic skills. This diploma program has been designed to provide you with skills in preparation for today’s legal office administration. Graduates will be able to provide office support in the areas of information processing, report writing and presentations, software support training, legal secretarial support and electronic file management.

Objectives

  • An in-depth understanding oh how law firms operate & legal terminology
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written)
  • Familiarity with Canadian, commercial & business law concepts
  • Advanced software skills including spreadsheets, databases, presentations and electronic mail
  • Improve business relations with a focus team building, networking and project management
  • Computerized Accounting Systems: payroll, inventory, financial statements, Simply Accounting and QuickBooks

Course Modules

There are four groups of courses offered:

1. Fundamental Courses

  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Windows
  • Internet Concepts

2. Core Courses

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Typing Skills
  • Writing Formal Letters
  • Microsoft Access
  • ACCPAC
  • MS PowerPoint
  • MS Outlook-Patient Scheduling
  • MS Publisher
  • Simply Accounting
  • QuickBooks

3. Legal Office Courses

  • Legal Terminology
  • Business Law
  • Canadian Laws
  • Commercial Laws
  • Real Estate Law
  • Residential Law
  • Family Laws
  • Human Relations

4. Personal Improvement Courses

  • Meeting Work Objectives
  • Workplace Interaction
  • Job Preparation
  • Building Teamwork Skills
  • Project Management

Grading System and Certification

Students will be required to obtain a score of at least 70% in each subject with an overall average of 75% in order to graduate.

After successful completion of the program, a Diploma certified from Windsor Career College will be granted.

This program is approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.

Duration and Schedule

This program is covered in seven and a half months (30 weeks) based on twenty hours per week and four hours a day.

Program Features:

  • Hands-on training
  • Experienced Instructors
  • Flexible Sessions
  • Full government funding may be available if you qualify
  • Employment Assistance

Profession - Average Salary ($ / hr)
    • Legal Assistant - $27.00 /hr
    • Real Estate Secretary - $27.00 /hr
    • Law Office Receptionist - $16.00 /hr
Source:jobbank.gc.ca
(please note: wages are not guaranteed. Students should complete research based on specific employment they are interested in.)

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