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Law Clerk

 

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This program provides an overview of legal principles, practices, and procedures. Areas of study include legal office procedures, English, word processing, legal theory, and the practical application of Law Clerk responsibilities.


Upon the successful completion of this program, graduates of the program will qualify to work as Law clerks. They will be able to provide valuable assistance within a law firm by performing the duties of a Law Clerk.

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Program details

LEGAL LANGUAGE
In this section students will learn about the plain meanings for common legal terms and Latin terms used in court. An essential overview of previous lessons, along with the introduction of some very useful legal jargons.

MS WORD
This course provides competency in using toolbars and menus, creating documents and entering text; saving documents and working with document properties; selecting, editing, copying and moving text; using automatic text features; creating and printing envelopes and labels; formatting text and paragraphs; creating and sorting lists; formatting document pages and working with templates.

DRAFTING LEGAL DOCUMENTS
In this module, the class participates in the learning and practicing word processing skills, including legal office administration and the key features of legal correspondence and documents often produce in the legal field.

CRIMINAL LAW
The course will introduce the Law Clerk student to basic criminal law concepts and to the criminal and quasi-criminal justice systems in Canada including criminal and regulatory law, classes of offenses, rules of evidence and court procedures.

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT
Topics covered include legal services office management, technology, communications, financial management, office systems and procedures, risk management and malpractice issues.

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS
This course examines the ethical issues that arise in a professional paralegal practice. The class examines the differences in responsibilities between supervised work and independent representation. Rules of conduct, develop by the Law Society of Upper Canada, are studies to illustrate the standards each student is expected to adhere to after graduation.

DEBTOR & CREDITOR RIGHTS
This course covers the rights and remedies of debtors when being pursued by unsecured, secured or preferred creditors, and the rights and remedies of such creditors in collecting unpaid debts. The course evaluates the options for debtors, the resulting impact on the priority of creditors, and the consequences of registration by creditors.

CAREER PREPARATION
In this course students study the skills and techniques necessary for successfully pursuing job opportunities and career advancement in the legal field. The class participates together to prepare effective resumes, and hone their job interview skills.

Placement
The college will arrange all the students to do their placement in Law Firm for training after the students have successfully completed the theory study inside the college.

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Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent or passing score on the entrance examination
  • Mature student status
  • Basic Computer Skills

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Career opportunities

Law firms, Bank/Financial Institutions, Insurance Company ,Government court, etc.

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