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Legal Administration

We are now accepting applications for the 2024/2025 academic year

Start Date: September

Location: Summerside Waterfront Campus

Length: 1 Year

Credential: Diploma, Legal Assistant

Program Availability: Fall 2024 Term

Canadian Applicants

International Applicants

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.

  • Grade 12 or equivalent with credits at or above the general level.
  • Résumé including work and volunteer experience.


2023/2024 Academic Year

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

1 Year



Tuition $7,228 $12,328
Fees $717 $1,467
Other Costs $ 1,500 $ 1,500
Total $ 9,445 $ 15,295

Canadian Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

1 Year

Tuition $ 7,228
Student Union $ 172
Health Insurance Fee $ 445
Graduation Fee $ 100
     Subtotal $ 7,945 
1st installment due September 5 $ 3,387
2nd installment due January 8 $ 4,558

Other & Costs

1 Year

Books $ 1,500
     Subtotal $ 1,500
Total $9,445


International Cost Breakdown

Tuition & Fees

1 Year

Tuition* $12,328
Student Union $172
Health Insurance Fee $1195
Graduation Fee $100
     Subtotal $13,795
1st installment due September 5 $ 9,237
2nd installment due January 8 $ 4,558

Other Costs

1 Year

Books $ 1,500
     Subtotal $ 1,500
Total $15,295

*Includes the International Student Fee.

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


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

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 Values: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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Course Code:ENGL-1000


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Course Code:PROF-1000


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.



Administrative Assistant

This one-year hands-on program prepares you for an entry level position as an administrative professional in the private sector or in government. The administrative assistant program focuses on office procedures, written and oral communications, and basic computer programs, as well as professionalism, interpersonal communications, teamwork, critical thinking, problem solving, and customer service.

Medical Support Services

The 2-year Medical Support Services diploma program trains you to work as a medical secretary, health unit coordinator, or administrative professional in private health care facilities.