This course introduces the student to the functions and duties of a legal administrative assistant working in civil litigation in BC. Subjects covered include terminology and rules relating to preparing and handling legal correspondence and documents in civil litigation actions and matters in the Supreme Court of BC. It also introduces students to the legal concepts necessary to a basic understanding of the function of the courts and professional environment that they are entering. This is primarily a hands-on course in which students integrate keyboard, computer, transcription and document formatting with a knowledge of civil law. This course deals with documents and procedures from the initiation of a lawsuit through to the completion of pleadings and the possibility of obtaining default judgment. Preparation for trial, interlocutory applications and procedures after trial are covered in Litigation Procedures 2.
This course is part of the Legal Administrative Assistant (Online)Program.
Course code: LGAP 1100
Length: 60 hours
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.