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Legal Office Assistant (Certificate)

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Total Credits: 45
Credential: Certificate in Legal Office Assistant
Program Code: LOA.CERT
CIP: 22.0301


The Legal Office Assistant certificate program provides learners with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function in entry level support roles in a variety of legal, government and general business environments.  Students coming to the program with general office skills will develop the broad legal and procedural knowledge/abilities and perspectives that will allow them to function more effectively in a variety of legal settings. 

Career/Academic Advancement Opportunities

Legal Office Assistant program graduates typically provide secretarial and administrative services that support managers and professional employers in both the private and public sectors, including law offices, legal departments of large firms, real estate companies, public courts and government.

Students may be able to use courses taken in this program in other credentials in the School of Business or the College.


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  • Keyboarding speed of 30wpm is recommended

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Apply administrative principles and procedures, procedures and skills to support and enhance the effective operation of a law firm or other legal organization.
  • Use effective verbal, written, electronic and non-verbal communication skills appropriate to the intended audience following appropriate workplace standards. 
  • Use effective interpersonal and inter-culturally skills appropriate with individuals, clients and teams to enhance communications and work collaboratively and cooperatively within the workplace environment.  
  • Use effective critical-thinking and time management skills to facilitate effective decision making and problem solving.
  • Demonstrate professional, accountable and ethical skills in an appropriate business setting.
  • Produce and distribute accurate business documents using appropriate software tools and platforms [channels] in a variety of business/workplace contexts.
  • Demonstrate an ability to interact with clients in a respectful and culturally sensitive way.
  • Take direction, make decisions and initiate appropriate action as required.
  • Apply organizational skills to facilitate the completion of tasks and to meet deadlines.
  • Locate, retrieve, produce, manage and organize data and information using appropriate and secure file management systems.
  • Produce general and specific legal documentation in accordance with professional standards and procedures.
  • Apply basic accounting procedures to record and complete basic financial functions.
  • Create and maintain accurate financial records for all aspects of a law office according to professional standards.
  • Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of British Columbia’s legal obligations and relationships with First Nations.


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