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Office Administration - Legal

Office Administration - Legal

Program Code:LES
Campus:Newnham
Duration:3 Semesters Accelerated
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

This program provides you with relevant administrative and high-level technological skills to meet the demands of the current and emerging legal office environment.

As a student in the program, you will master in three consecutive semesters (12 months) the skills and knowledge traditionally offered in a four-semester program. In the first semester, you'll acquire a solid foundation of business office procedures and intermediate-level computer skills, along with an introduction to the legal system.

The final two semesters specialize in Legal Office Administration with advanced-level technological skills. Areas of concentration include litigation, family, corporate, real estate and estate law. You will use your well-developed literacy skills in every course as you interpret detailed instructions, both verbal and written, and prepare a variety of legal documents and letters. Your fluency in English is critical for your success and there is a high focus on communicating effectively from the beginning of your program to graduation. Workplace simulations assist you in transferring the learned skills and knowledge to the work environment. Computer skills and business office practices are also readily transferable to other academic and career paths.

Finally, you'll complete your program and access the job market at non-traditional times.

Field Placements

Meet all the necessary academic requirements and you will benefit from an unpaid field placement for practical experience. You may have a shared responsibility for securing a placement.

Required Keyboarding Speeds

50 w.p.m. (net) for graduation.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, one of the following Grade 12 Mathematics is recommended for your success in the program:
    • MCT4C (Mathematics for College Technology)
    • MAP4C (Foundations for College Mathematics).

Fees

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Your Career

In just twelve months you could be ready to launch your career as a legal secretary, legal administrative assistant or receptionist in a wide range of law office environments. Major employers include small to large law firms, and government and corporate legal departments.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BMA101 or
BMA102
Business Math Applications or
Mathematics of Personal Finance
BCM111 Business Communications
DPW112 Introduction to Document Production for LES
EAC150 College English
ICP111 Introduction to Computers and Presentation Software
LCT501 Law and the Citizen
OPR111 Office Procedures
 
Semester 2
DMS311 Data Management Software
LDP311 Introduction to Legal Document Production
LPL511 Legal Procedures Litigation
LPI311 Introduction to Legal Procedures
TRT311 Transcription Techniques
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CLJ501 Composition and Research
LFP501 Legal Field Placement
LPE512 Legal Procedures: Wills, Estates and Family Law
LPC311 Legal Procedures Corporate
LPR511 Legal Procedures Real Estate
LTR511 Legal Transcription
plus: General Education Course

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BMA101 or
BMA102
Business Math Applications or
Mathematics of Personal Finance
BCM111 Business Communications
DPW112 Introduction to Document Production for LES
EAC150 College English
ICP111 Introduction to Computers and Presentation Software
LCT501 Law and the Citizen
OPR111 Office Procedures
 
Semester 2
DMS311 Data Management Software
LDP311 Introduction to Legal Document Production
LPL511 Legal Procedures Litigation
LPI311 Introduction to Legal Procedures
TRT311 Transcription Techniques
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
CLJ501 Composition and Research
LFP501 Legal Field Placement
LPE512 Legal Procedures: Wills, Estates and Family Law
LPC311 Legal Procedures Corporate
LPR511 Legal Procedures Real Estate
LTR511 Legal Transcription
plus: General Education Course

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shanda Reid
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22805
Shanda.Reid@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Ida Yee
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22405
Ida.Yee@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Ashitha Jacob
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22584
Ashitha.Jacob@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: Barbara Paterson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26478
Barbara.Paterson@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Wanda Forsythe
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22745
Wanda.Forsythe@senecacollege.ca
Additional Contacts:
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