Algonquin College

Law Clerk (Intensive)


Fast-track your legal career.
In the Law Clerk (Intensive) Ontario College Diploma program, you study a broad range of legal topics and processes to prepare you for a career as a legal assistant or law clerk.
This program is offered in a compressed format over 42 weeks so you can start your career as soon as possible. The program prepares you for administrative work in an office environment where you work independently under the general direction of a lawyer, or as part of a legal services team. Learn from dedicated faculty who ensure that your skills surpass industry standards.
As a student, you develop and practise the skills that are essential for a successful career, including:

paying attention to details and independently following instructions
organizing client files and managing deadlines
interviewing clients
performing general office procedures
working with legal software to compile information and prepare documents
compiling evidence and documentation
maintaining corporate documents and filings
entering data in legal forms and drafting routine correspondence
preparing briefs
learning about family, estates, civil litigation, corporate, administrative, and real estate law practices
engaging in civil litigation and research
Benefit from the ability to participate in an off-site field placement or in an in-class workplace simulation. These experiences give you real-world experience and an opportunity to practise your skills.
Graduates have the skills and flexibility to apply their knowledge in a variety of entry-level law clerk positions within:

law offices
government legal departments and agencies
financial institutions
court and registry offices
This program is well-suited for students who:

Possess excellent interpersonal and human relations skills.
Are organized, detail-oriented and flexible.
Work well under pressure.
Have a strong literacy and communications background.
Have a high standard of ethics.

Program Duration:
42 Weeks
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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