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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 Legal Office Procedures – Corporate Law 3 credits
  LGLA 1205 Legal Office Procedures – Litigation 3 credits
  LGLA 1125 Legal Procedure and Research 3 credits
  LGLA 1145 Word Processing 3 credits
One of:
  LGLA 1155 Business Communications 3 credits
  CMNS 1140 Introduction to Professional Communication 3 credits

Semester 2 (Spring)

All of:
  LGLA 1115 Bookkeeping Basics 3 credits
  LGLA 1203 Legal Office Procedures – Conveyancing 3 credits
  LGLA 1204 Legal Office Procedures – Wills & Estates 3 credits
  LGLA 1206 Legal Office Procedures – Family Law 3 credits
  LGLA 1399 Legal Assistant Work Experience/Project 3 credits
One of:
  LGLA 1135 Legal Administrative Computer Applications 3 credits
  CBSY 1105 Computer Business Applications 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-2011

Applying to KPU:

Last Updated: 14-Jun-2016

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