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Legal Administrative Studies: Certificate


The Legal Administrative Studies certificate provides students with training in general and specialized administrative support procedures which are utilized in today's legal offices. It is a full-time program with two terms of study starting in September. Subjects covered include general office procedures, wills and estates, corporate records, civil litigation, family law, and conveyancing. In addition, students will become knowledgeable in word processing skills.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the Faculty's Admission Requirements, which consist of KPU's undergraduate English Proficiency Requirement, the following program admission requirements apply:

Basic keyboarding skills are also recommended.

Curricular Requirements

Semester 1 (Fall)

All of:
  LGLA 1202 Corporate Law and Procedures 3 credits
  LGLA 1205 Litigation and Civil Procedure 3 credits
  LGLA 1125 Introduction to Legal Office Procedures 3 credits
  LGLA 1145 Legal Administrative Computer Applications I: Document Preparation/Production 3 credits
  LGLA 1150 Law Office Relations and Conflict Resolution 1.5 credits
  CMNS 1140 Introduction to Professional Communication 3 credits

Semester 2 (Spring)

All of:
  LGLA 1110 Bookkeeping for the Law Office 1.5 credits
  LGLA 1135 Legal Administrative Computer Applications II 3 credits
  LGLA 1203 Conveyancing 3 credits
  LGLA 1204 Wills & Estates 3 credits
  LGLA 1206 Family Law and Procedures 3 credits
  LGLA 1399 Legal Assistant Work Experience/Project 3 credits

Credential Awarded

Upon successful completion of this program, students are eligible to receive a Certificate in Legal Administrative Studies.

At a Glance

School of Business

Program Type:

  • Undergraduate

Credential Granted:

  • Certificate

Offered At:

  • KPU Surrey  Surrey

Start Date(s):

  • Fall Intake (September)  September

Intake Type:

  • Limited Intake  Limited intake


  • Full-time  Full-time

Minimum Credits Required:

  • 33

Instructional Cycle:

  • Semester-based

Curriculum Effective Date:

  • 01-Sep-2018

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 13-Jun-2018

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