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Secretarial studies in
a legal environment

Program’s objectives

Develop the necessary skills to communicate in a legal environment such as: 

interacting in a legal work context and using English terminology specific to the legal field.

Developing the necessary skills for the drafting and seizure of civil proceedings such as: filing the documents of ordinary civil procedure, applications and registrations, preparing a disputed file in family law and a notebook and authorities .

Develop the skills needed to prepare business documents in order to set up and update a company.

Develop the necessary skills for the editing and seizure of notarial documents and documents in general and those relating to contentious matters.

This specialization teaches you the necessary concept to successfully fill a position in the legal community.

Occupation and the Training Process (30 H)

By participating in the required activities of the learning context according to the indicated criteria, the students will be able to determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process. Be familiar with the nature of the occupation, Understand the education plan and be familiar with the structure of the legal system in civil and criminal matters. Confirm their career choice.

Civil Proceedings (75 H)

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must prepare ordinary civil proceedings in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Given case studies and simulations representing characteristic stages of ordinary civil actions. Using a microcomputer, the Code of Civil Procedure, software containing forms, or the manuel de formulaires de procedure civile, a dictating machine and an agenda.

Interpersonal Relations (15 H)

By participating in the required activities of the learning context according to the indicated criteria, the students will be able to interact in a workplace in a legal environment. Become aware of the importance of creating a climate conductive to positive interpersonal relations. Apply interpersonal-relationship techniques in different situations in a legal environment. Become aware of their role to act as resource persons without performing any exclusive function of advocates or notaries. Become aware of their strengths and weaknesses in how they interact in the workplace.

Motions and Inscriptions (45 H)

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must prepare motions and inscriptions in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Using case studies and simulations that indicate the essential or urgent nature of the proceeding, the Code of Civil Procedure, a microcomputer, software containing civil procedure forms, or the manuel de formulaires de procedure civile, a dictating machine and an agenda.

French Terminology (30 H)

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must use the French terminology specific to the legal field in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Reception and transmission of messages, drafting of correspondence, keyboarding of proceedings and notarial acts and translation of vocabulary into French. Given instructions as to the work to be performed. Using a microcomputer, a legal lexicon, dictionaries, a dictating machine or model.

Contested Divorces (30 H)

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must prepare a file for a contested family law matter in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Preparation and organization of a file for a contested divorce matter. Given: case studies and simulations involving a contestation. Using a microcomputer, software containing civil procedure forms, or the manuel de formulaires de procedure civile, specialized family law software and an agenda.

Books of Notes and Authorities (15 H)

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must prepare a book of notes and authorities in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Using a microcomputer, the information highway or software, books, specialized manuel and the Code of Civil Procedure, a dictating machine, a photocopier and a punching and binding machine.

Notarial Acts (60 H)

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must prepare notarial acts in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Given case studies and simulations, paper and electronic versions of forms and models of documents. Using a computer, a dictating machine and a calculator.

Non-Contentious Matters (45 H)

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must prepare documents related to non-contentious matters in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Given case studies and simulations. Using a microcomputer, software containing civil procedure forms and notarial forms, or the manuel de formulaires de procedure civile et de formulaires notariaux, the Code of Civil Procedure and an agenda.

Establishment of a Business (30 H)

To demonstrate the required competency, the students must prepare documents to establish or provide updated information on a business in accordance with the following conditions, criteria and specifications. Given case studies and simulations, forms, models or specialized software. Preparing documents by hand or using a typewriter or a microcomputer. Using the articles for the establishment of a business, the book of minutes and resolutions.

Entering the work force - Internship (75 H)

By participating in the required activities of the learning context according to the indicated criteria the students will be able to enter the work force. Prepare à résumé and a portfolio. Become familiar with the tasks performed in a law firm, a notary’s office or any other workplace in a legal environment. Carry out activities related to the occupation of legal secretary. Review their training in relation to the requirements of the occupation.

  • 450 hours program

Conditions of admission

A candidate must hold a DEP in secretarial studies
OR
Is recognized as equivalent learning.
OR
The person is engaged in a trade or profession related to that program of study.