Program Highlights

The Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate program provides training in traditional administrative skills and legal procedures.

In the program, you will learn about civil and family litigation, wills and probate, corporate law, conveyancing and mortgaging from instructors with backgrounds in the legal industry.

CapU's Legal Administrative Assistant program has three ways to study:

  • a full-time onsite option (September intake);
  • a full-time online option (January intake); and
  • a part-time online option (September intake).

The full-time onsite option, which has two terms, offers in-class tutorials and hands-on training with software and books used in the legal industry.

The full-time online option, which has two terms, offers class tutorials via MS Teams or Zoom, hands-on training with software and books used in the legal industry.

The part-time online option is six terms long (two years) and there is one intake in September. This program option offers the same training as the onsite option, but in an online format and with just two courses per term (not including the practicum in the final term).

You'll also gain real-world experience through a two-week practicum placement in a private law firm or government agency.

The School of Legal Studies team will help you with your application, ensuring you know which documents are required and how to complete our admissions testing. Email legalstudies@capilanou.ca to start your application for the September 2021 intake.

  • Apply communication, problem solving and conflict resolution skills towards an organization’s overall effectiveness.
  • Effectively communicate in writing by composing business correspondence and legal documents.
  • Demonstrate proficiency working with IBM compatible software to produce a variety of correctly formatted legal documents from written and digitally recorded material.
  • Apply analytical skills to correctly identify and prepare documents for litigation, Wills creation and probating, Family Law, Corporate Law, Securities and basic conveyancing.
  • Demonstrate computation skills through the creation of legal accounts and Vendor’s and Purchaser’s statements of adjustment.
  • Demonstrate appropriate work ethic and entry-level job skills during a two week practicum placement with a law firm or government agency.


CampusTermsFull/Part Time
North VancouverFallFull-Time
North VancouverSpringFull-Time

Tuition and Fees Per Year

Domestic Students
Year Tuition Fees Total
Year 1$4,472 $1,334 $5,806
Year 2$0 $0 $0
Year 3$0 $0 $0
Year 4$0 $0 $0
Year 5$0 $0 $0
Total$4,472 $1,334 $5,806

Note: Fees are subject to change. Some programs have fees for supplies and equipment that aren’t included in the estimate. To get an idea of what you’ll pay to study at CapU, try out our Tuition & Fees Estimator.

Required Courses

Total credits: 33.00

CMNS 159Communications for the Legal Administrative Assistant3.00 credits
LGST 108Family Law Litigation Procedures1.50 credits
LGST 109Basic Litigation Procedures3.00 credits
LGST 110Corporate Procedures3.00 credits
LGST 112Basic Conveyance and Mortgage Procedures3.00 credits
LGST 114Wills and Probate Procedures1.50 credits
LGST 116Introduction to the Legal System1.50 credits
LGST 119Practicum3.00 credits
LGST 124Organizational Behaviour3.00 credits
LGST 125Virtual Legal Office3.00 credits
LGST 126Basic Securities Procedures1.50 credits
LGST 127Computer Applications for the Legal Office I3.00 credits
LGST 128Computer Applications for the Legal Office II3.00 credits


Total program credits: 33.00

Important Dates

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Aug 3, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Oct 6, 2020 - Aug 3, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Jul 5, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Aug 24, 2021 4:00 PM

Application Dates

Feb 2, 2021 - Dec 7, 2021

Course Registration & Waitlisting Starts

Nov 15, 2021

Fee Payment Deadline

Dec 20, 2021 4:00 PM

Note: Dates are subject to change.

How to apply

  1. Check the admissions requirements.
  2. Check the application and document deadlines for your program.
  3. Complete and submit your application through EducationPlannerBC.
    1. Upload all your required/supporting official documents.
    2. Pay your application fee.
  4. Admissions will review your application and contact you.

Admission Requirements

For the official publication of programs, course descriptions and admission requirements please view the Capilano University Calendar (pdf).

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Have questions about this program?

School of Legal Studies

604 983 7594
604 990 7808 (fax)

Student Information Services

604 984 4900
604 984 1798 (fax)
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