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Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate and Certificate Online

  • The exciting field of law offers excellent career opportunities for students graduating as legal administrative assistants.

    In today’s law office, the legal administrative assistant performs valuable administrative and clerical support to ensure that law firms function efficiently. Lawyers are constantly looking to hire legal administrative assistants – both experienced and entry level candidates – whom they can train in specialty areas of law.

    The Legal Administrative Assistant program provides training in traditional administrative skills as well as legal procedural courses, including: civil and family litigation, wills and probate, corporate law, conveyancing and mortgaging, and legal office procedures. The program also includes a two-week work practicum in a law or government office.

    Once employed in the legal field, many graduates of the Legal Administrative Assistant Program proceed to the part-time Paralegal Certificate program. The Paralegal Certificate provides opportunities for Legal Administrative Assistant graduates who wish to continue their legal studies and pursue job opportunities at the Paralegal level.


    In-Person Certificate - Full-time

    Accepting applications for Spring 2018

    The in-person Legal Administrative Assistant program is a full-time eight-month program starting in September and again in January each year. There are two terms of study.  The September intake consists of two 15 week terms, and the January intake consists of a 15 week term and a 12 week term (the 12 week term is a condensed format). This fast-paced program gives graduates the thorough skills, knowledge, and training to begin an exciting career in the field of law in less than one year.

    Online Certificate - Part-time

    Accepting applications for Fall 2018

    The online Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate program is a part-time, 1 1/2 year program. There are five terms of study. There is one intake per year, each September. This program is ideal for those wishing to change careers or upgrade their skills but who cannot attend a full-time program.

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    “After completing the Legal Administrative Assistant Program, I was immediately able to obtain a position at a mid-sized law firm in Vancouver. I feel that my certification from Capilano is what opened the door for my interview, which ultimately landed me the position. The program was very well planned and organized. The instructors were always eager to help with students’ goals and concerns. I would definitely recommend the Legal Administrative Assistant Program to others who are interested in becoming a legal administrative assistant.” Graduate 2007