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Legal Administration


Start Date: September


Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus


Length: 1 Year


Credential: Diploma, Legal Assistant


Program Availability: Fall 2024 Term

Canadian Applicants: Open

International Applicants with a Valid Study Permit: Open

Other International Applicants: Open


In this accelerated Legal Administration program, you will learn all the basic administrative duties and establish a solid foundation in civil litigation, family law, corporate law, real estate law, and estate law. You will also take classes in business communications, professionalism and office finance.

The program focuses on the demands of a modern, fast-paced, law office with emphasis on attention to detail, planning and organizing tasks, and meeting deadlines. You will practice your newly learned skills in a 150-hour on-the-job training placement.

Program Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the Legal Administrative Assistant program at Holland College, graduates will:

  1. Support the needs of clients and legal professionals by using accurate terminology and professional communication strategies, both orally and in writing.
  2. Prepare standard legal correspondence.
  3. Manage the scheduling, coordination, and organization of administrative tasks and workflow within specific deadlines and according to set priorities and procedures.
  4. Manage legal files and records using a records management system to ensure confidential, secure, accessible, and organized records.
  5. Produce legal documentation for corporate, civil, family, real estate, and estate law, ensuring compliance with legal procedures.
  6. Review and proofread documents and correspondence to ensure compliance with legal procedures and grammatical usage.
  7. Operate and provide support to others relating to the use of standard office equipment and technologies.
  8. Use accounting software to manage accounts and bill clients for services. 9. Identify strategies for ongoing professional development to remain current with industry changes, enhance work performance and explore career opportunities.
  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level.
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience.

NOTES:

2024/2025 Academic Year

Tuition, fees, and other costs are listed in Canadian dollars. International tuition includes the International Student Fee.

1 Year

Canadian

International

Tuition $7,390 $13,390
Fees $748 $1,498
Other Costs $1,500 $1,500
Total $9,638 $16,388
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Canadian Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

1 Year

Tuition $7,390
Student Union $178
Health Insurance Fee $470
Graduation Fee $100
     Total payable to Holland College $8.138 
   
1st installment due first day of first semester $3,478
2nd installment due first day of second semester $4,660
   
   

Other Costs
Please note: the cost of books is included here for your information only, this amount is not payable to the college. Do not include this amount in your tuition payment.

1 Year

Books $ 1,500
     Total $1,500
   
Grand Total $9,638

 

International Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

1 Year

Tuition* $13,390
Student Union $178
Health Insurance Fee $1,220
Graduation Fee $100
     Total payable to Holland College $14,888
   
1st installment due first day of first semester $10,228
2nd installment due first day of second semester $4,660
   

Other Costs
Please note: the cost of books is included here for your information only, this amount is not payable to the college. Do not include this amount in your tuition payment.

1 Year

Books $ 1,500
     Total $ 1,500
   
Grand Total $16,388

*Includes the International Student Fee.

  • Law firms
  • Real estate companies
  • Land title offices
  • Provincial and federal courts
  • Other municipal/government offices

NOTE

  • A Criminal Record Check is commonly required by employers in this field.

DEGREE PATHWAYS

Many Holland College programs have degree pathway agreements with other post-secondary institutions. You can receive credit for your Holland College diploma toward a university degree or other post-graduate credential, saving you time and money! Find out more on the Degree Pathways page.

Course Code

Course Name & Description

Credit Values


Course Code:SAFE-1005

PEI Occupational Health and Safety

An overview of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Prince Edward Island. Students examine the legislation, how PEI employees are protected while on the job and the responsibilities of employees and employers.

Credit Value:0


Course Code:ADMI-1005

Office Procedures

This course is designed to enable students to learn the skills required to perform basic office procedures for the efficient operation of an office environment. Students learn how to operate telephone systems, provide front line reception and perform duties such as organize meetings, prepare meeting minutes, travel arrangements and scheduling procedures. Students also learn to operate equipment used in the office environment. This course also provides students with the skills necessary to develop competency in basic math for general office finances, bank transactions and management of petty cash.

Credit Value:4


Course Code:ADMI-1110

Keyboarding I

In this course students are introduced to the fundamentals of correct keyboarding technique and develop touch-typing skills to a minimum word standard. Through individualized practices and drills, students improve their accuracy and speed of text keying to achieve a speed of 30 words per minute (wpm) in a five-minute timing with five or less errors.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:ADMI-1115

Keyboarding II

This course provides students with the opportunity to further develop correct keyboarding and touch typing skills from Keyboarding I course. Through individualized practices and drills, students improve their accuracy and speed of text keying to achieve a speed of 50 words per minute (wpm) in five-minute timings with five or less errors.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:ADMI-1120

Office Finance

In this course, students learn the basic terminolgy and develop basic manual bookkeeping skills sufficient for a business record-keeping environment. Students are also introduced to basic features of computerized accounting software, focusing on recording and data entry processes.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:BUSI-1000

Business Law

Explore the basic legal concepts and principles that govern personal and business relationships in Canada. Students examine legal concepts such as; negligence, formation and enforcement of contracts, professional misconduct and liability, personal property and real estate, negotiable instruments, employment law, and debtor/creditor law.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:COMM-1310

Business Communications

In this course, students acquire competency in writing professional office correspondence including memos, emails and letters, using standardized proofreading and editing techniques. Students are provided the opportunity to demonstrate verbal communication skills by presenting presentations to inform, educate, and entertain. Students also prepare for employment pursuits by creating a personal resume, cover letter and professional career portfolio. Students further prepare for employment by conducting effective job searches and participating in mock job interviews.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:COMP-1000

Computer Essentials

Students learn productivity software and explore digital environments with practical applications for various workplaces and educational institutions. The main areas of focus include word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, email and other electronic communication tools, various digital environments, and industry-specific applications.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:ENGL-1000

English

Learn, review and practice English grammar, punctuation, proofreading, editing, and spelling skills to demonstrate language usage competency. Develop the ability to convey thoughts clearly and concisely building both written and oral communication skills.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:LEGL-1015

Legal Office Procedures and Transcription

This course introduces students to basic legal principles and the legal administrative profession. Students are introduced to; the roles of a legal administrative assistant, the principle of confidentiality, time tracking and docketing, managing files, tickler/bring forward systems, legal correspondence and documentation. Students are also introduced to transcribing legal correspondence and documents using dictation software.

Credit Value:4


Course Code:LEGL-1040

Civil Litigation

Students are provided with the basic theory and practical considerations regarding civil litigation. Students gain experience preparing documents required to commence and serve claims, commence an action, commence an application, and make a motion for default judgment.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:LEGL-1050

Family Law

An introduction to family law, including separation, divorce, parenting times and decision-making for children, child and spousal support, and division of marital property. Students learn to prepare family law documents and divorce materials that are required in the court of law.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:LEGL-1060

Corporate Law

This course is designed to familiarize students with the different types of business entities that lawyers are instructed to create, maintain, finance and sell. Emphasis is placed on the fundamental skills used to complete and file requisite government forms, and on performing searches.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:LEGL-1070

Real Estate Law Part I

This course helps students to develop an understanding of the theory and practice of real property from a purchaser's perspective. Students will also explore mortgages, and other securities while gaining practical experience managing real estate files and producing relevant documentation.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:LEGL-1075

Real Estate Law Part II

Building on the learning from Real Estate Part I, this course helps students to further develop an understanding of the theory and practice of real property, including; sales, mortgages, and other securities, from the vendor's perspective. In addition, students learn the process for completing condominium transactions, and continue to gain practical experience managing real estate files and producing relevant documentation.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:LEGL-1080

Estate Law

This course helps students to develop an understanding of the substantive law of the estates of deceased persons; and to demonstrate a working knowledge of the law and procedures involved in drafting wills, codicils, powers of attorney and health care directives. Students also gain practical experience preparing documentation for the appointment of an estate representative pursuant to the legislation.

Credit Value:3


Course Code:PRAC-1090

Legal Administration On-The-Job Training

On-the-Job-Training (OJT) is an essential part of student learning. An OJT placement provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their competencies, gain confidence, build on professional skills acquired from formal instruction and gain first hand experiences in their profession. Through OJT placements, students are exposed to the professional standards, routines and demands of the profession.

Credit Value:4


Course Code:PROF-1000

Professionalism

In this course, students gain a knowledge and understanding of the administrative assistant profession and its affiliated associations. Students explore and demonstrate competencies in a number of professional areas including; ethical decision making, projecting a positive image, personal management skills, problem-solving, workplace harrassment and bullying, and conflict management skills.

Credit Value:3


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