Legal Office Assistant, Certificate

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Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Area of Study

Business

Study options

Full-time

Part-time

Work experience

Clinical and fieldwork placement

Open to International

No

Length

One year

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Legal Office Assistant students

Get started in the legal profession.

Start in September!

The Legal Office Assistant certificate program provides you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function in entry level support roles in a variety of legal, government and general business environments.

Students sitting in a computer lab

After Graduation

As a graduate, you will typically provide secretarial and administrative services that support managers and professional employers in both the private and public sectors, including law offices, legal departments of large firms, real estate companies, public courts and government.

Graduates of the program may choose to complete specialized training in a number of areas, as this program ladders directly into additional credentials within the legal administration field.

You will also have a foundation to further study with Camosun's business administration diploma or Bachelor of Business Administration. Talk to an Academic Advisor to learn more about your options.

You may be able to use courses taken in this program in other credentials in the School of Business or the College.

Information Sessions

The School of Business Information Sessions are a great way to learn more about a program and to get your questions answered by faculty and staff.

Missed the live Information session?

If you missed the live session we've got you covered. Download the 2021 Summer Information Session PDF with clickable links.

Who can I contact if I want more information?

Contact business@camosun.ca

Graduate career ready

You will gain the knowledge, skills, and abilities to function in entry level support roles in a variety of legal, government and general business environments.

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$8,174 (domestic)

For international tuition, please contact Camosun International.

Additional Student Fees

What to expect

The program consists of 14 courses starting in the Fall, Winter, Summer term.  Program courses are delivered in a combination of online and face-to-face instruction. Evening and daytime classes are held predominantly at the Interurban campus and the program is taken on a part-time basis.

A rewarding career

Legal administrative assistants in BC earn a median annual salary* of $50,500 depending on employer and seniority.

*2018 Job Bank Wage data

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

Note: Keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute is recommended

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Our teaching staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students' individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

Robin Baskerville-Bridges Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Robin Baskerville-Bridges

Instructor

Robin has a degree in Electrical Engineering and has been teaching with Camosun College since 1985. He loves to take the mystery out of computer appli ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Genevieve Beninger Program Leader/Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Genevieve Beninger

Instructor

Geneviève’s career has spanned the visual arts, commerce, and technology and she draws on all three to inform her teaching practice. She worked for se ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Karen Clarke Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Karen Clarke

Instructor (On Leave)

Karen has been teaching at Camosun since 1989 and specializes in English and Business Communications.   She completed her undergraduate degrees a ... Read more

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Jasdeep Dhillon Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Jasdeep Dhillon

Instructor

Jasdeep has a degree in both Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education. She joined Camosun College in 1999 and teaches courses in Medical Office A ... Read more

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Sue Doutre

Sue Doutre

Instructor

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Patricia Gaudreault Program Leader /Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Patricia Gaudreault

Program Leader

Patricia worked as a legal assistant and paralegal with several Victoria law firms for 20+ years prior to joining Camosun College as a term instr ... Read more

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Julia Grav Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Julia Grav

Program Leader

Julia Grav is an entrepreneur in the Victoria technology sector managing web development and design business for over 10 years. She actively consults ... Read more

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Angela Kemna

Instructor

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Denelle Lambert

Instructor

Denelle completed her law degree in Ottawa prior to moving to the west coast in 2010. After practising law in Nanaimo she relocated to beautiful Victo ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

Nicholas Read Chair/Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Nicholas Read

Department Chair, Program Leader - Medical Office

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Shannon Tait Instructor, Applied Business Technology

Shannon Tait

Instructor

Shannon has worked at Camosun since 1992 in Student Services, Co-operative Education and Career Services, and the School of Business.  She has an ... Read more
Legal Office Assistant students

Learn more

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements. 

Contact information

School of Business

Contact us to discuss if the program is right for you!

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Campus Map

250-370-4565

business@camosun.ca

Fax: 250-370-4104