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Law Clerk

Law Clerk Ontario College Diploma

What is Law Clerk?

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.

 

 

IF YOU’RE THINKING ABOUT A CAREER IN LAW, LOOK NO FURTHER THAN 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. And 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.

WHAT DO OUR STUDENTS SAY?

“The first year of the Law Clerk program has been very exciting and challenging. The courses cover a broad range of material . . . we will be well-prepared for the demands of employment as law clerks. The instructors’ willingness to provide help and to offer advice regarding our chosen areas of law has been greatly appreciated. I would enthusiastically recommend this program to anyone considering a career as a law clerk.”
– Suzanne Manning-Ward, Law Clerk student

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
LCLR
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Location:
Barrie, Owen Sound
Start:

Fall - Barrie, Owen Sound

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Jacqueline Hingley
Email:
Jacqueline.Hingley@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1439

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.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • communicate effectively, orally and in writing, using accurate legal terminology


  • apply time management and organizational skills to meet the time lines and limitation periods within a legal environment


  • assist in advocacy procedures in courtroom and tribunal appearance


  • utilize information technology resources and skills appropriately within the legal environment


  • employ knowledge and substantive law within the role of the law clerk


  • employ knowledge and legal procedures within the role of the law clerk


  • adhere to the legal profession’s principles of ethics and conduct


  • contribute to preliminary research of legal information, using traditional and electronic resources


  • use office skills to support the operation of a legal office


  • develop strategies for ongoing professional development to enhance competence


  • employ environmentally sustainable practices within the profession


  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.
Fall Intake - Barrie, Owen Sound

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

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.

19 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

1 Field Placement

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

COMP1003 Microcomputer Applications
COMP1012 Introduction to Business Documentation
COMP1048 Introduction to Keyboarding
LAWS1006 Criminal Law
LAWS1014 Family Law 1
LAWS1015 Debtor and Creditor/Landlord and Tenant Law
LAWS2032 Estates Law
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
OFAD1001 Office Procedures and Strategies
OFAD1004 Introduction to Legal Office Administration
OFAD2014 Bookkeeping for the Office Professional
REAS1001 Foundations of Legal Research
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

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

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Shane Ellis

Shane Ellis has worked as general counsel and corporate secretary to various publicly listed and private corporations in the life sciences, aviation, renewable energy, hospitality, manufacturing, construction and financial sectors. He owned a private general law practice and taught part-time at various postsecondary institutions. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Jacqueline Hingley
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1439

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