Law Clerk Diploma
The day-to-day duties of a law clerk vary, but generally speaking, law clerks are trained professionals who assist lawyers or judges in preparing legal or court documents. Because of the nature of their job, law clerks have an excellent opportunity to learn more about judicial processes and other areas of the law. Not surprisingly, many law clerks use their accumulated experience and knowledge to move up in the industry. There is great potential for growth and promotion, thus the need for qualified law clerks remains steady.
The Law Clerk Diploma program at Anderson College prepares students for the challenges and rewards of legal assistance. Our diploma program prepares students to write one or all of the four provincial Law Clerk exams: Litigation, Corporate Law, Real Estate and Wills & Estates.
Duties and Responsibilities
As a law clerk, you can have any number of day-to-day tasks and duties. Under a lawyer’s direction, law clerks are responsible for many office procedures, with an emphasis on case and file management, time and financial management, client communication and record keeping that is in compliance with professional standards.
In a litigation office, the law clerk’s duties include filing documents with the courts, interviewing clients and witnesses, researching and drafting court documents as well as accompanying lawyers to meetings and court appearances. In a solicitor’s office, duties include maintaining corporate documents, filing documents, preparing real estate documents, completing real estate transactions, conducting title searches, drafting documents and doing related research. In an estate practice, the law clerk follows the steps in estate planning, administration, and litigation, including drafting documents and preparing files for court.
The Law Clerk diploma program is comprehensive with only the most current and up-to-date course content. We will ensure you have all the knowledge and practical skills needed to proceed to a career with the utmost confidence. Contact us for more information and we’ll show you how quickly this rewarding career could be yours!
Personal Attributes Required
Law clerks are relied upon to perform many of the tasks and activities that may otherwise take up the lawyer’s time. Because of the important role they play in the office, employers will look for these personal qualities in a candidate:
- Self-motivated and professional
- Excellent writing skills
- Good interpretation skills
- Detail oriented
- Honesty and integrity
- Strong computer skills
- Ability to think analytically while problem-solving
- Ability to effectively manage time and stress
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to follow directions
- And much more!
Your Law Clerk diploma can open the doors to a variety of jobs, including:
- Commercial law clerk
- Legal assistant, law clerk
- Corporate law clerk
- Litigation law clerk
- Family law clerk
- Criminal law clerk
- Wills & Estates law clerk