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    Apr 22, 2024  
Academic Calendar 2023-2024

Legal Administrative Professional (Certificate)


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Total Credits: 30
Credential: Certificate in Legal Administrative Professional
Program Code: ADM.LGL.CERT
CIP: 22.0301

Overview

The Legal Administrative Professional certificate provides learners with the technical knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel in entry level support roles in a variety of legal, government, and business environments. Students in the program will develop skills to thrive in a variety of office environments coupled with broad legal and procedural knowledge, abilities, and perspectives that are in demand in a variety of legal settings. Students will be supported through coursework, facilitated networking opportunities, and integration of workplace learning experiences while completing the program.

Career/Academic Advancement Opportunities

Effective administration is critical to the success of organizations. Administrative professionals are at the heart of this, working in an organized and effective manner with information, professional documents, colleagues, clients, and other organizations. Legal Administrative Professional program graduates typically provide administrative services that support managers, colleagues, and clients 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.

Admissions


One of:

Note:

  • Keyboarding speed of 30wpm is recommended

Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, a student will be able to

  • Use effective and culturally appropriate communication skills to interact collaboratively and respectfully with individuals and teams.
  • Aware of legal, privacy and ethical responsibilities in business and professional environments in BC.
  • Produce and distribute accurate business documents using appropriate software tools in a variety of workplace contexts.
  • Interact with clients from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive manner.
  • Apply organizational, critical thinking, and time-management skills to complete tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Apply a fundamental understanding of organizational behavior and management theory to support leadership efforts.
  • Manage and organize data and information using appropriate file management systems.
  • Maintain accurate financial information specific to a legal office environment according to professional standards.
  • Acknowledge British Columbia’s legal obligations and relationships with Indigenous Peoples and organizations.
  • Understand the requirements of legal support staff as defined by the Law Society of BC.

Curriculum


Program Completion Requirements


  • Students must complete a minimum of 50 hours of documented work experience in a legal environment.