University of the Fraser Valley

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Legal Administrative Assistant

University of the Fraser Valley

Faculty:Applied Business Technology
Field of Study:Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $3,921
National: $3,921
Careers:Legal SecretariesCourt RecordersCourt Clerks


This advanced program is intended for experienced office workers who wish to increase their career options or candidates with successful completion, within the past two years, of a business office training program at the post-secondary level, equivalent to the UCFV Applied Business Technology certificate. This comprehensive, five-month, full-time program prepares students for employment in a variety of organizations including: law firms, real estate companies, financial institutions, law enforcement agencies, correctional institutions, and government agencies such as court services and Crown Counsel offices.

Upon completion, graduates will be familiar with the use of legal vocabulary, able to perform legal secretarial duties and procedures in all the specialty areas, and able to apply principles of organizational and priority setting. Upon successful completion of the theory component, students will be placed in a practicum setting.


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Requirements include: completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, a typing speed of at least 50 words per minute, completion of an introductory computer course or equivalent experience, and proficiency in WordPerfect or Word. One of the following is also required: one full year of secretarial experience within the past three years, or successful completion within the past two years of a business office training program at the post-secondary level, equivalent to the UCFV Automated Office Assistant option.

    * 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 May 26, 2020