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Enter the legal profession as a law clerk

Law Clerk Ontario College Diploma program

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

Program code LCLR
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma
Delivery Full-time +
Part-time

Program information

Program description

As integral members of the legal team, law clerks work independently under the general supervision of a lawyer and assist with numerous tasks associated with the handling of diverse legal matters, including significant client interaction. In this program, students learn to draft legal correspondence and memoranda and prepare various court documents in practice areas such as real estate, corporate, estates, civil litigation and family law, utilizing current legal software to produce documents to professional standards. Students learn legal administration skills, substantive law, ethics and professionalism. Students engage in experiential learning through a field placement that reinforces and expands upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom. 

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Barrie, Owen Sound
Winter 2022 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work integrated learning

This program includes a field placement component where you will gain practical, hands-on work experience in a setting relevant to your program.

What are the admission requirements for the Law Clerk program?

Law Clerk 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/academic-regulations/

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/

What career paths can I take as a law clerk or legal assistant?

Your Law Clerk diploma gives you many career opportunities

Law clerks work in a vast array of legal environments, including paralegal or law firms, government offices, legal clinics, courts, financial institutions, corporations and insurance companies.  Workplaces might include exposure to any number of areas of law, including real estate, family, small claims, corporate, personal injury, wills and estates, and general civil litigation.

Why study Law Clerk at Georgian?

Georgian’s Law Clerk program gives you the chance to build a solid foundation of skills in preparation for employment as a law clerk or 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.

Flex MORE. Study Law Clerk part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

What courses are included in the Law Clerk diploma program?

Course overview

19 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
1 Field Placement

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Law Clerk program outline.

  • COMP 1012 – Introduction to Business Documentation
  • COMP 1048 – Introduction to Keyboarding
  • LAWS 1023 – Introduction to Legal Office Administration
  • LAWS 1024 – Foundations of the Canadian Legal System
  • LAWS 2046 – Contracts and Torts
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.

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