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  • Objectives
    In this program you will receive training in administrative support with emphasis on legal terminology. You will build on your existing word processing skills in the legal procedural courses where transcription activities are included throughout. The program also includes courses in business English and human relations. Upon graduation, you will be ready to become a member of a law office team dealing in civil, corporate, family, or probate law or in conveyancing.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate in Legal Administrative Assistant Online Program
  • Course description
    Required Courses    Course Credits
    • ABTO 100    Online Learner Success    0.00
    • ABTO 120    Business English    3.00
    • ABTO 140    Human Relations    1.50
    • ABTO 141    Job Search    1.50
    • LGAO 100    Introduction to the Canadian Legal System    0.75
    • LGAO 115    Legal Office Procedures    1.50
    • LGAO 125    Litigation Procedures I    1.50
    • LGAO 130    Litigation Procedures II    1.50
    • LGAO 135    Family Litigation Procedures    1.50
    • LGAO 140    Corporate Procedures I    3.00
    • LGAO 145    Conveyancing Procedures I    1.50
    • LGAO 150    Conveyancing Procedures II    1.50
    • LGAO 155    Wills and Estates    1.50
    Choose 1.50 credits from the following list:    1.50
    • LGAO 160    Corporate Procedures II    1.50
    • LGAO 165    Personal Injury    1.50
    Total Program Credits    21.75
    Required:    20.25

    LGAO 100    Introduction to the Canadian Legal System
    0.75 credits    (5,0,0) hrs    06 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100 is a prerequisite or co-requisite
    The primary purpose of this course is to provide the students with a general understanding and working knowledge of the Canadian legal system.

    LGAO 115    Legal Office Procedures
    1.50 credits    (3.33,1.67,0) hrs    09 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100 and LGAO 100 are prerequisites or co-requisites
    The primary purpose of this course is to introduce the students to the legal profession, including the functions and duties of a legal administrative assistant in British Columbia.

    LGAO 125    Litigation Procedures I
    1.50 credits    (2.5,2.5,0) hrs    12 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100, LGAO 100 and 115 are prerequisites or co-requisites
    This course introduces the student to the functions and duties of a legal administrative assistant working in civil litigation in British Columbia. This course is primarily a hands-on course in which in which the students integrate keyboard, computer, transcription and document formatting with a knowledge of civil law. It is intended that the students continue into LGAO 130.

    LGAO 130    Litigation Procedures II
    1.50 credits    (4.2,4.2,0) hrs    07 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100, LGAO 100, 115 and 125 are prerequisites or co-requisites
    Litigation II builds on the skills and knowledge from Litigation Procedures I. Litigation II will continue the students' introduction to the legal concepts necessary to a basic understanding of litigation procedures. This course is primarily an hands-on course in which the students integrate keyboard, computer, transcription and document formatting with a knowledge of civil law.

    LGAO 135    Family Litigation Procedures
    1.50 credits    (2.5,2.5,0) hrs    12 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100, LGAO 100, 115, and 125 are prerequisites or co-requisites
    This course introduces the student to the functions and duties of a legal administrative assistant working in a family law practice in BC.

    LGAO 140    Corporate Procedures I
    3.00 credits    (0,0,4) hrs    15 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100, LGAO 100 and 115 are prerequisites or co-requisites
    This course introduces students to the role and responsibilities of a Legal Administrative Assistant working in the field of corporate law. Through an extensive overview of the various forms of business organizations, this course will cover corporate structure including, Sole Proprietorship, Partnership (General and Limited), and Corporations (Private: Non-Reporting, and Public: Reporting) and Corporate Registry. Students will acquire a basic knowledge of the Business Corporations Act, learn specialized terminology, and apply practical experience in document preparation, necessary for maintaining records of a British Columbia Corporation. The course will also cover incorporation procedures, post corporate procedures and annual maintenance.

    LGAO 145    Conveyancing Procedures I
    1.50 credits    (0,4.3,4.3) hrs    07 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100, LGAO 100 and 115 are prerequisites or co-requisites
    This course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of a Legal Administrative Assistant employed in the field of conveyancing in British Columbia. Subjects covered will include knowledge and practical experience in topics such as systems of land registration, land title searches, contracts of purchase and sale, methods to convey interests in land, statements of adjustments, and the execution and registration of electronic documents filed in Land Title Offices. This course focuses on the purchaser's procedures for a simple conveyance not involving financing. After taking Conveyancing Procedures I, students should progress to Conveyancing Procedures II which will cover procedures for financed purchaser conveyances, vendor sales, and mortgage loans. Conveyancing Procedures II will also cover acting for a purchaser and a mortgagee at the same time, as well as documents involved in the sale and purchase of manufactured homes.

    LGAO 150    Conveyancing Procedures II
    1.50 credits    (0,4.3,4.3) hrs    07 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100, LGAO 100, 115 and 145 are prerequisites or co-requisites
    This course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of a Legal Administrative Assistant employed in the field of conveyancing in British Columbia. This course is a continuation of the material covered in Conveyancing Procedures I. Students will gain knowledge and practical experience in topics such as methods to convey interest in land involving purchaser financing, strata property considerations, builders' liens, acting for the vendor, acting for mortgage lenders, additional adjustments for statements of adjustments, authorities to pay, the execution and registration of electronic documents filed in Land Title Offices, acting for both the purchaser and mortgagee, and documents for the transfer of manufactured homes.

    LGAO 155    Wills and Estates
    1.50 credits    (0,4.3,4.3) hrs    07 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100, LGAO 100 and 115 are prerequisites or co-requisites
    This course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of a Legal Administrative Assistant employed in the field of wills and estates in British Columbia. Students will gain knowledge and practical experience in preparation of wills and codicils and the documents necessary to apply grants of Letters Probate and Letters of Administration (with and without a Will), Administration Bonds, transferring the deceased's assets and winding up estates. Students will prepare documents acceptable to the Probate Registry for filing, followed by transmission and distribution of estates. This is a "hands-on" course in which the students integrate keyboard, computer, document formatting and transcription skills, with knowledge of estate law.

    LGAO 160    Corporate Procedures II
    1.50 credits    (0,4.3,0) hrs    07 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100, LGAO 100, 115 and 140 are prerequisites or co-requisites
    This course is a continuation of the material covered in Corporate Procedures I which introduced the student to the role and responsibilities of Legal Administrative Assistant working in the field of corporate law. This course covers corporate structure and completion of filing forms as it relates to Sole Proprietorship, Limited Partnerships, Societies, Cooperatives, Non-Reporting companies and Extra-Provincial Non-Reporting companies. The course also introduces the student to Securities and to BC Online (an Internet access to government services and information about B.C. companies).

    LGAO 165    Personal Injury
    1.50 credits    (0,0,2.5) hrs    12 wks
    Prerequisite: ABTO 100, LGAO 100, 115, 125 and 130 are prerequisites or co-requisites
    This course, building on Litigation Procedures courses, will provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to bring a personal injury action in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

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