If you enjoy being a team member, have a strong interest in the legal environment, and are a problem solver, then consider a career as a Law Clerk.

Law Clerks play a vital role in today’s modern law offices, business organizations, and government.  This two-year program prepares students to work closely with lawyers and paralegals and perform a variety of tasks that support the practice of law.

During the first year, students will embrace an active-learning environment.  Students are introduced to basic legal research skills and learn to prepare documents based on simulated fact scenarios. Initial curriculum will build a solid knowledge base of the major areas of law (real estate, family, criminal, corporate, wills and estates, and civil litigation) and will lay the foundation for applied learning in the second year as assignment and project-based curriculum emerges. Students may participate in the optional work experience in the fourth term that provides more than 150 hours of hands-on learning and skill development.

Students become familiar with the Law Clerk world during field trips to court houses, land registries, local administrative tribunals, law libraries, and through advice and knowledge of notable guest speakers and experienced faculty.  The Law Clerk practicum in the second term provides students the valuable opportunity to participate in mock job interviews with members of the legal profession.

The 2016 Key Performance Indicators (KPI) survey determined that 91% of Law Clerk students reported being very satisfied with the overall knowledge and skills provided by the Law Clerk program for their future careers.

Students entering this program are entering a Mobile Learning - Class+ Experience program. The Class+ Experience is exclusive to Lambton College, where technology inspires learning. Mobile devices allow students to experience learning both inside and outside the classroom, integrating educational apps and tools into class activities. See device requirements.


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Admission Requirements

O.S.S.D. or equivalent with:
Grade 12 English C or U

Mature applicants must be at least 19 years of age by the start of classes, be out of secondary school for at least one year and usually do not have a high school diploma. Mature applicant assessment for this program is available in the Counselling Department in the subject of English. The assessment(s) will demonstrate proficiency in required admission subjects. For more information please contact the Counselling Department at ext. 3412. Academic admission requirements can be obtained through Academic Upgrading and Pre-Programs at Lambton College.

Employment Opportunities

Our graduates use their unique skills to find entry level work in a variety of organizations in a growing and changing field.  These range from law firms, the court system, registries, government offices, corporate legal departments, insurance and financial organizations, legal research technology firms, legal aid, and non-profit organizations.

Educational Pathways

See where you could go within Ontario to complete a degree once you've completed this Lambton College program.

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Students who successfully complete the Law Clerk program may apply to Athabasca University's Bachelor of Professional Arts Degree - Criminal Justice Major and receive up to 60 credits.

Contact Athabasca's Learning Support Services Advising Team at 1-800-788-9041 or through their online form.

Accreditations/Certifications

Prior to the conclusion of the program students will obtain a supplementary credential, a certificate in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention which provides additional job-readiness skills. Furthermore, students will graduate with a firm grasp on a suite of current law office software programs.