Law Clerk Learn from professionals in the community. Gain experience during field training. Specialized courses using current industry tools and standards.

General information

Program code
LCLR
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Work integrated learning
1 Field Placement
Academic area
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie, Owen Sound
Winter 2020 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.

Faculty
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.

Jobs
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.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this program are employed in legal offices (specialized and general practices), government offices (municipal, provincial, federal, boards/tribunals, court/registry, and legal aid) and in financial institutions, corporations, and insurance companies.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • COMP 1012 - Introduction to Business Documentation (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1048 - Introduction to Keyboarding (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 1001 - Office Procedures and Strategies (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • REAS 1001 - Foundations of Legal Research (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1003 - Microcomputer Applications (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 1006 - Criminal Law (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 1014 - Family Law 1 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 1015 - Debtor and Creditor/Landlord and Tenant Law (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 1004 - Introduction to Legal Office Administration (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 2039 - Family Law 2 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 2040 - Corporate and Commercial Law 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 2042 - Civil Litigation 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 2044 - Real Estate Law 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • OFAD 2014 - Bookkeeping for the Office Professional (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 2032 - Estates Law (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 2041 - Corporate and Commercial Law 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 2043 - Civil Litigation 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 2045 - Real Estate Law 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • LAWS 2046 - Law of Torts and Contracts (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)

  • LAWS 2037 - Law Clerk Field Training (Semester 4)