Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate and Certificate Online

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

    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.


    In-Person Certificate - Full-time

    Accepting applications for Fall 2018

    Are you an organized individual that thrives in a busy and challenging work environment? Apply to the Legal Administrative Assistant Program at Capilano University.

    Our program offers:

    • 2 term, full-time program.
    • In-class tutorials and hands-on training with software and books used in the legal industry.
    • A 2-week practicum placement in a private law firm or government agency.
    • Instructors that work in the legal industry who understand the required training necessary for preparing successful Legal Administrative Assistants.

    Online Certificate - Part-time

    Accepting applications for Fall 2018

    Are you interested in a career in the legal industry, but not able to commit to full-time study? Apply to the part-time Legal Administrative Assistant Online Program at Capilano University.

    Our program offers:

    • 6 term, part-time program (2 years).
      Please note the Program Requirements page currently reflects the schedule for the full-time program only. This is in the process of being updated. The part-time program offers the same courses over a six-term period.
    • The ability to continue employment while working towards your Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate.
    • A 2-week practicum placement in a private law firm or government agency.
    • Instructors that work in the legal industry who understand the required training necessary for preparing successful Legal Administrative Assistants.
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    Farris has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Capilano University, primarily through its Legal Administrative Assistant program wherein we have regularly served as a practicum host. The faculty and staff provide an extraordinary learning experience and we have appreciated the high calibre of graduating students, many of whom we have hired through the years.

    Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
    Elizabeth Jackson, 2018


    After many years of uncertainty as to what I wanted to do with my future, I enrolled in Capilano University’s legal administrative assistant program. We studied many diverse areas of law, the teachers are supportive beyond measure and not only did I receive my certificate after two short semesters, but I was presented with a job offer the day the program finished. I am incredibly thankful for my experience.

    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Cierra Martin, 2017