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Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate

Faculty of Business & Professional Studies School of Legal Studies

Credential
Certificate

Duration
8 month(s)

Program Highlights

The Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA) Certificate program provides students with an exciting, in-demand career in the legal industry.

Many of our instructors work in the legal field and offer real-life examples, tales of experience and networking opportunities.

Through our curricula, students master the core procedures for civil and family litigation, wills and probate, corporate law, conveyancing and mortgaging.

Three ways to study:

  • Online part-time option: September intake with completion in 6 semesters;
    • This option is ideal for those who are working full-time, or who have family obligations.
  • Full-time online option with predefined hours: January intake with completion in July; or
  • Full-time in-person option: September intake with completion in May.

There is a two-week practicum at the end of the program. Our instructors work with you and our industry partners to place you in a legal office setting. Many CapU grads are working right after their placements.

Career options

  • Work as an LAA in a legal setting (starting salaries range: $40-55,000 yr.);
  • Transition to office management, recruitment, or human resources; or
  • Continue with our paralegal program (Certificate, Diploma or Degree) or go on to law school.

Who should take this program?

  • Recent graduates from high school or university;
  • Mature students; or
  • Students interested in eventually pursuing one of our paralegal programs.
  • Apply communication, problem solving and conflict resolution skills towards an organization’s overall effectiveness.
  • Effectively communicate in writing by composing business correspondence and legal documents.
  • Demonstrate proficiency working with IBM compatible software to produce a variety of correctly formatted legal documents from written and digitally recorded material.
  • Apply analytical skills to correctly identify and prepare documents for litigation, Wills creation and probating, Family Law, Corporate Law, Securities and basic conveyancing.
  • Demonstrate computation skills through the creation of legal accounts and Vendor’s and Purchaser’s statements of adjustment.
  • Demonstrate appropriate work ethic and entry-level job skills during a two week practicum placement with a law firm or government agency.

Intakes

CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverSpringFull-time
North VancouverFallFull-time
OnlineFallPart-time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4562 $1638 $6199
Year 2$0 $0 $0
Year 3$0 $0 $0
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$4562 $1638 $6199

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

Required Courses

Total credits: 33.00

Required:
CMNS 159Communications for the Legal Administrative Assistant3.00 credits
LGST 108Family Law Litigation Procedures1.50 credits
LGST 109Basic Litigation Procedures3.00 credits
LGST 110Corporate Procedures3.00 credits
LGST 112Basic Conveyance and Mortgage Procedures3.00 credits
LGST 114Wills and Probate Procedures1.50 credits
LGST 116Introduction to the Legal System1.50 credits
LGST 119Practicum3.00 credits
LGST 124Organizational Behaviour3.00 credits
LGST 125Virtual Legal Office3.00 credits
LGST 126Basic Securities Procedures1.50 credits
LGST 127Computer Applications for the Legal Office I3.00 credits
LGST 128Computer Applications for the Legal Office II3.00 credits

 

Total program credits: 33.00

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Sep 7, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 23, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Sep 7, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 23, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 2, 2021 - Jan 4, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 15, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 20, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 5, 2021 - Aug 2, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 4, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 22, 2022 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 5, 2021 - Sep 6, 2022

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 4, 2022

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 22, 2022 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar.

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Contact

Have questions about this program?

School of Legal Studies


604 983 7594
604 990 7808 (fax)
legalstudies@capilanou.ca

Student Information Services


604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
Birch Building, room BR230
registration@capilanou.ca