Academic Calendar

OALS – Office Assistant

OALS 110
Legal Office Procedures I
3 Credits          Weekly (4-0-0)

This course introduces students to basic theory and procedures needed for working in a legal office. Topics include the role of the legal assistant, telephone techniques, filing techniques and systems, preparation of statements of account, preparation of legal documents and correspondence. In addition, students learn about the importance of confidentiality.

OALS 111
Word Processing
3 Credits          Weekly (4-0-0)

Students attain an intermediate level of proficiency with current word processing software to produce and edit accurate business and legal documents. In addition, students create electronic folders and work with the computer operating system.

OALS 112
Customer Communications and Service
3 Credits          Weekly (4-0-0)

In preparation for success in the changing business world, this course focuses on customer service, basic business correspondence, preparation for meetings and roles and responsibilities in meetings. In addition, students actively engage in job search techniques including the preparation of resumes, covering letters and a personal business portfolio.

OALS 115
Corporate Procedures in the Law Office
3 Credits          Weekly (4-0-0)

This course is an introduction to the fundamental elements of the law governing corporate procedures. Students learn the procedural law associated with sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations. As well, students learn the processes to register and maintain the registration of corporations.

OALS 120
Legal Office Procedures II
3 Credits          Weekly (4-0-0)

This course reviews basic theory and procedures for working with court documents. Students explore the fundamentals of family law and litigation and prepare documents and correspondence related to family law and litigation.

Prerequisites: OALS 110.

OALS 121
Integrated Office Applications
3 Credits          Weekly (4-0-0)

Students work at an introductory level in database, presentation, and legal accounting software and to an intermediate level in spreadsheet software. In addition, students are introduced to other word processing software.

Prerequisites: OALS 111.

OALS 123
Legal Research and Technology
3 Credits          Weekly (4-0-0)

This course examines the fundamentals of legal research, involving primary on-line research resources. Case law, legislation and secondary resources are included. Students work at an advanced level in word processing software.

Prerequisites: OALS 111.

OALS 131
Legal Transcription and Field Placement
3 Credits          Total (40-0-20)

Students transcribe legal correspondence and documents from digital dictation. Students are introduced to legal customized software. Students complete a ten-day Field Placement.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all Term I and Term II courses.

OALS 132
Conveyancing Procedures in the Law Office
3 Credits          Weekly (4-0-0)

In this course, students learn basic theory and practical procedures of the law governing conveyancing. Students apply the theory and practice to complete both a sale and a purchase of a residential property.