The Law Clerk program is a 48-week diploma course approved as a vocational program under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005. This program introduces to students important elements of the Canadian legal system that must be understood by legal assistants. Topics include an introduction to basic fields and sources of law, methods of legal analysis and research, court structure, the legal profession and legal ethics.
The program is partially self-facilitating, in that the student is provided with self-directed learning modules. If the student has difficulty with any particular area, they receive one-on-one instruction with one of the instructors present in the classrooms. Class meets Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with Wednesday evening classes.
MS Word 2010
Introduction to the Internet
Criminal Law and Procedure
Civil Procedure and Litigation
Debtor / Creditor
Real Estate Law
Law of Evidence
Legal Computer Software
100 hours of Placement Internship upon successful completion of all course work
Ontario Secondary School Diploma with Grade 12 English at the college or university level. Also recommended: Grade 11 Understanding Canadian Law (U/C) and Grade 12 Canadian and International Law (U). Students must have maintained a minimum grade of 70%. All students must have an up-to-date, valid police check.
Area employers that hire our graduates include:
Legal Aid Ontario
Ministry of the Attorney General
Various Law Firms
Legal Transcription Offices
As a Graduate of the Law Clerk Program…
You will be rewarded with a career that offers you the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to any law office
There are a variety of opportunities consisting of private law firms, public and private corporations, financial institutions, as well as municipal, provincial and federal government offices
A Law Clerk Career is for you if……
Have an interest in the legal system
Demonstrate accuracy and attention to detail in your work
Are dependable and punctual
Possess excellent organizational skills
Possess solid oral and written communication skills
The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario supports and promotes the highest professional standards by providing opportunities to innovate, share ideas and knowledge of best practices. Their distinguished network and specialized education programs are designed to enrich expertise, enhance efficiency, and protect the best interests of the legal team and the clients they serve.
Graduates of KLC College who successfully complete the Litigation, Corporate/Commercial, Real Estate and Estates Law courses in the Law Clerk Program can choose to write the respective provincial exams offered by the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.