Law Clerk

September 2018

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
LCK
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,513.32 per semester*
International:
$8,161.39 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

January 2019

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
January 07, 2019
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
LCK
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,337.82 per semester*
International:
$7,993.13 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Law Clerks assist lawyers in such tasks as interviewing clients, conducting legal research, preparing documents, searching real estate and corporate registries, and in preparing cases for trial.

Program Highlights

Your two-year Law Clerk program will provide you with extensive education and training necessary to assist lawyers, and paralegals in both the private and public sector. You will be taught by experts in the legal field. In your first three semesters you are integrated with students in the college’s Paralegal Program. Your education will include such courses as Business and Contract Law, Introduction to Litigation, Legal Research and Writing, Criminal Law, Evidence, Advocacy, Small Claims Law, Practice Management, and Legal Accounting. In your final semester your skills will be further enhanced in the areas of Property Law, Family Law, Wills and Estates, Corporate Law, and Litigation Law.

* Students starting in January are required to attend classes over the summer semester.

University Grad?

Are you a university graduate? You may be eligible for direct entry into second semester of this program and graduate in as little as 12 months. Contact the program co-ordinator for more information.

Why Choose Fleming

In the Law Clerk program, the 100-hour field placement provides students with experiential learning opportunities in legal settings, such as law offices, government agencies, legal clinics, private corporations, paralegal firms, courts or Crown offices.

The Law Clerk program shares three semesters with the Paralegal program. Take one additional semester of study and receive a second diploma in the Paralegal program. (The start date for this additional semester is subject to student interest and enrolment. Check with the program co-ordinator for details.)

Work Experience

Field Placement extends beyond the 15-week semester and is usually done following completion of your final academic semester.

Is this You?

An interest in problem solving, investigation, people, and strong oral and written communication skills would be essential components to your success as a Law Clerk. Other skills and abilities that would be assets include:

  • thorough research skills
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • cultural sensitivity
  • excellent time management skills

Career Opportunities

A high percentage of our graduates find employment in the field. Here are a few that you will qualify for with your Law Clerk Diploma:

  • law clerk
  • legal assistant
  • executive assistant
  • legal/litigation secretary
  • legal technician

Indigenous Perspectives Designation

The Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) is an option available to students studying in the Child and Youth Care program. To qualify for the IPD, students must take and successfully complete GNED49 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies and GNED128 - Indigenous Knowledges, along with a minimum of four approved co-curricular Indigenous events or experiences that will be incorporated into the final portfolio assignment in GNED128. The student’s transcript will indicate the IPD designation. Upon graduation, students with an IPD will have a strong foundational basis in Indigenous Studies, and a designation that will be marketable in the employment sector.

Paralegal is another program you might also want to consider.

Additional Costs

Plan to spend approximately $740 per year for books and supplies.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Law Clerk must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English

OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated.
Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be accepted.
Two Gr 11 courses will be accepted in lieu of a Gr 12 course requirement.

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

Algoma University

Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 90 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Requirement
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

Athabasca University

Requirement
  • Successful completion of program
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Successful completion of program
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information
Requirement
  • Successful completion of program
Transfer Credit
  • 30 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information

Charles Sturt University

Requirement
  • See articulation agreement for details
Transfer Credit
  • Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information

Royal Roads University

Requirement
  • Minimum B cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies;
    Visit articulation agreement for details

To apply contact the institution's Admissions Office

For more information

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative average
Transfer Credit
  • 60 out of a 120 credit degree;
    Visit ONTransfer.ca for further details

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information

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