Humber Corporate Education Centre

Law Clerks

Humber College has partnered with the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario to design a program to train graduates for the wide range of employment possibilities in law. The legal departments of trust companies, all levels of government and larger commercial and industrial firms are all in need of the skills of the law clerk. This program is especially appropriate for those working as legal assistants or legal secretaries. Humber College’s program provides a solid background that are challenging and of a high professional calibre.

The Law Clerks Program four fields:

  • Real Estate Law. Includes all aspects of residential real estate law including:land division in Ontario, the land registration system, surveys, title insurance, and the agreement of purchase, financing and sale  or property
  • Litigation Law. Includes legal research, drafting pleadings and preparing documents for court proceedings, preparing documentary evidence, preparing for and assisting at trial and appeals.
  • Estates Law. deals with the preparation of will, powers of attorney and the administration of estates. This includes the collection, realization and management of the assets of the deceased, the payment of legacies and the distribution of the residue to the beneficiaries, preparation of estate accounts, administration of ongoing trusts and the preparation of income tax returns.
  • Corporate Law. Includes the corporate and administrative procedures involved in preparing and filing articles of incorporation; organizing a corporation by way of a minute book; preparing and filing relevant incorporation-related documents, annual returns, extra-provincial filings, financing issues and share purchase agreements.

Courses and nongraded. The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario exam is available to all students province wide. Students wishing to take each course exam must complete and submit the exam registration form along with applicable fees to ILCO prior to the registration deadline. Exam information is found here:

Recommended for this program:

  • Two years of related work experience (currently employed as a law clerk or legal secretary)
  • A good command of written English

2016-2017 Schedule

    Fall       Winter  
Course Code Course Name Semester Course Fee Course Date Time Delivery Method Textbook List
LAWC 203 Litigation: Law Clerks   $912 Fall 2017 n/a Online
LAWC 204 Real Estate: Law Clerks   $703 Fall 2017 n/a Online
LAWC202 Estates : Law Clerks   $615 Winter 2017 n/a Online TBA
LAWC201 Corporate: Law Clerks   $556 Winter 2017 n/a Online