Algonquin College

Law Clerk

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Business (Ottawa)
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Description:This two-year Ontario College Diploma program prepares students for employment as law clerks. Law clerks work independently under the general direction of a lawyer or as part of a legal services team and perform routine legal and administrative duties and also assist lawyers by conducting a variety of legal functions.

The curriculum covers a broad range of legal topics and processes. Students learn about real-estate practices, engage in legal research, maintain corporate documents and filings, draft legal and court documents and correspondence, interview clients and witnesses, prepare briefs for various adjudicative bodies, and compile evidence and documentation for various types of hearings. Students also learn to organize and manage a variety of responsibilities, pay attention to detail, work under pressure and perform general office procedures.
URL:Law Clerk at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $1,513
International: $6,090
Scholarships:3
Careers:Court RecordersParalegalsTrademark Agents

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent. Applicants with an OSSD showing senior English and/or Mathematics courses at the Basic Level, or with Workplace or Open courses, will be tested to determine their eligibility for admission; OR Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) certificate; OR General Educational Development (GED) certificate; OR Mature Student status (19 years of age or older and without a high school diploma at the start of the program). Eligibility may be determined by academic achievement testing for which a fee of $50 (subject to change) will be charged.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants are expected to have basic computer keyboarding skills.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 26, 2018

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