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Law Clerk

See yourself working as a corporate, commercial or criminal law clerk? Then this is the program for you.


Program Duration
Full Time: 52 weeks
In-class schedule: Monday-Friday
Practicum Duration
3 weeks
Financial Aid
Various payment options. Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.


As a skilled Law Clerk, you work under the direction of a lawyer and are responsible for a broad range of office procedures, with an emphasis on case and file management, time and financial management, client communication and record keeping, in compliance with professional standards. You may also assist lawyers or judges in preparing legal or court documents. Your day-to-day duties are often dictated by the environment in which you work. In a litigation office, they 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, your duties are maintaining corporate documents, filing documents, completing real estate transactions, conducting title searches, drafting documents and doing related research. In an estate practice, you follow the steps in estate planning and support in administration and litigation, including drafting documents and preparing files for court. Overall, you have an excellent opportunity to learn 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.

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The program is 52 weeks, including a 3-week practicum with on-the-job training, offsite with potential employers. Our Law Clerk diploma program is comprehensive, utilizing current and up-to-date course content, delivered by industry-expert instructors. Providing both in-class education and theoretical knowledge and practical, real-work training, we prepare you for the challenges and rewards of being a legal assistant. You’ll learn from real-life cases with court visits and from case studies, ensuring you’re capable and confident to embrace your new profession upon graduation.

Your studies will enable you to not only have a keen technical understanding of the law and procedures but you will hone your skills in analytical thinking and problem-solving; management of time and stress; communications, interpersonal relationship development and client service; and, self-motivation and professionalism, to name a few. Ultimately, our Law Clerk Diploma program prepares students to write one, or all, of the four provincial Law Clerk exams: Litigation, Corporate Law, Real Estate, and Wills and Estates.


Beyond our industry-expert instructors, comprehensive learning materials and real-world training – what sets us apart, is a community of support, sharing your interests and goals for creating a life-changing career path, one that will become like a family as you navigate your way to success.


    • Gain real-time knowledge and best-practices onsite from our industry-expert instructors and offsite through practicum with leading legal agencies and organizations
    • Grow through lectures and real-life case studies
    • Garner practical knowledge in process and procedure during organized visits to court to experience current cases being presented and tried

Anderson students will be gaining hands-on experience with uLawPractice as part of the curriculum. uLawPractice is Canada’s most trusted legal accounting and practice management software. Founded in 2011 the company offers cloud based software that helps automate and streamline the business component of running a compliant legal business. Paralegal & law clerk students at Anderson College are getting hands-on experience using uLaw.


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Living in Canada for seven years as an immigrant was challenging. I thought I would never have the chance to study again, but everything changed when I visited Anderson College. … [They] gave me the keys to unlock doors of new opportunities and hopes. …They guided me on the right path to help me achieve my goals. They assisted me in improving my skills, abilities and strengths … and to grow as an individual and be more effective in my professional position. … Anderson College helped me to stand out and be able to reach my dreams!

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Jonathan D., BA, MBA


“I am passionate about teaching and hope to inspire my students toward successful careers in the legal industry.”

Jonathan finished the Bar of Ontario in September 2013. During his 6 years as a licensed lawyer, he owned and operated a private law practice. He has worked as in-house counsel in both the private sector and with the government in the areas of corporate law and child protection, respectively.

Before attending law school, Jonathan earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the American College of Thessaloniki, Greece. Jonathan received his law degree from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School.

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