Business and Management

Law Clerk
Learn from lawyers and professionals in the community. Gain experience during field placement. Specialized courses, supportive faculty.

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Barrie, Owen Sound
Winter 2018 Barrie

Program description

This program is designed to prepare graduates for employment as Law Clerks/Legal Assistants who are able to do work independently under the general supervision of a lawyer. Graduates are able to prepare wills, real estate transactions, court reports, affidavits, research records, court files and other legal documents. Law Clerks may appear before administrative tribunals and certain courts. This program may provide preparation for writing the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) examinations in Estates Law, Real Estate Law, Corporate Law and Civil Litigation.

Why study Law Clerk at Georgian College?

Our Law Clerk program gives you the chance to build a solid foundation of skills in preparation for employment as a law clerk/legal assistant.

Our faculty members bring experience and education into the classroom from both the corporate and legal world.

Hands-on experience
The semester four field placement will give you some solid work experience to put on your resumé.

Our graduates are working in legal offices (specialized and general practices), government offices (municipal, provincial, federal, boards/tribunals, court/registry, and legal aid) and financial institutions, corporations and insurance companies.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U) Also recommended: any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP4C or MCT4C), or any Grade 12 University Mathematics

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Business Foundations and General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Law Clerk articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

COMP1012 Introduction to Business Documentation
COMP1048 Introduction to Keyboarding
LAWS1006 Criminal Law
LAWS1014 Family Law 1
LAWS2032 Estates Law
OFAD1001 Office Procedures and Strategies
OFAD1004 Intro to Legal Office Admin
OFAD2014 Bookkeeping for the Office Professional
REAS1001 Foundations of Legal Research
COMP1003 Microcomputer Applications
LAWS2039 Family Law 2
LAWS2040 Corporate and Commercial Law 1
LAWS2041 Corporate and Commercial Law 2
LAWS2042 Civil Litigation 1
LAWS2043 Civil Litigation 2
LAWS2044 Real Estate Law 1
LAWS2045 Real Estate Law 2
LAWS2046 Law of Torts and Contracts
LAWS1015 Debtor and Creditor/Landlord and Tenant Law

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Field Placement

LAWS2037 Law Clerk Field Training

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