FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS LEGAF-CT Legal Assistant

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
ACCT-1088Simply Accounting (PC)
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By using Sage 50 software, you will develop an understanding on how to enter business transactions into the general ledger, prepare and adjust entries, and print out financial statements. Sage 50 is used for accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and inventory.

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BUSA-1026Bookkeeping and Accounting for a Small Business
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Study the practical side of bookkeeping and accounting, and learn to identify basic internal control procedures. Become familiar with the recording process, ledgers and trial balance, financial statements and closing entries, cash and how to control it, accounts receivable, inventory and salaries.

BUSA-1031Business Law 1
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Investigate the world of business law, beginning with an introduction to the Canadian legal system and the administration of justice. Learn about everything from torts to title of goods, and bankruptcy to basis for liability. Review the requirements for a valid contract, factors that may render a contract invalid or unenforceable, and ways in which a contract may legally be discharged.

BUSA-1034Civil LitigationRPL
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Students will be provided with the basic theory and practical considerations regarding Civil Litigation. They will prepare documents required to commence and serve a Small Claims, commence an Action, and make a motion for Default Judgment. Students will learn the fundamentals of the Appeal system, including decisions made with The Court of King’s Bench and The Court of Appeal of Manitoba. Jurisdictions and decisions of The Federal Court of Canada and The Supreme Court of Canada will also be covered.

BUSA-1041Real PropertiesRPL
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Students will develop their understanding of the theory and practice of urban and rural, residential and commercial, real property, including sales and purchases; mortgages and other security; taxes, caveats, and other encumbrances; and leases and other dispositions. Students will learn to manage real estate files and handle trust funds.

BUSA-1048Corporate and Commercial LawRPL
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Students will become familiar with the different types of business entities lawyers are instructed to create, maintain, finance and sell. The students will study basic concepts of different business organizations and their practical implementation. A core component of the Legal Administrative Assistant Program, this course stresses valuable fundamental skills to complete and file requisite government forms and perform searches to create maintain, finance and sell a business.

BUSA-1072Family LawRPL
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An introduction to Domestic/Family law, including Separation, Divorce, custody of children and division of marital property. Students will learn to prepare divorce materials under each of the three grounds for divorce, and in both contested and uncontested actions.

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BUSA-1106Legal Office ApplicationsRPL
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This course will assist the student to become more familiar with daily procedures common to most modern businesses and more specifically to the legal office.  the student will study basic office functions and general business practices, together with routine law office and management.  A core component of the Legal Administrative Assistant program, this course stresses valuable fundamental skills such as organization, telephone techniques, dealing with clients and making appointments, scheduling meetings, handling mail and other information transfers, managing accounts and billing clients, preparing standard legal documents and correspondence.

BUSA-1107Legal TranscriptionRPL
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In this practical course, students will learn to transcribe legal documents from dictated communications.  To develop efficiency and accuracy, Listening skills and motor skills for the operation of keyboard and footpedals will be emphasized.

BUSA-1154Success and Professionalism
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This 40-hours course develops your knowledge, skills and attitudes to be successful in the workplace. It begins by outlining practical business issues and assessing essential professional skills and strategies. Topics that build success include both interpersonal and business communication, teamwork and collaboration, employee rights and respectful workplaces, customer/client service, work standards, presentation skills, project management, planning, organizing and time management, negotiating skills, influencing and managing up.

BUSA-1157Team Building
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Discover the concepts surrounding the need to work effectively as a team member. Look at the necessity of teamwork in today’s workplace and explore the concept of team synergy. Examine your impact on team behaviour and vice-versa. Topics include team stress, team effectiveness, motivation and conflict within a team. Learn effective strategies and techniques to create a strong team organization and supportive environment.

BUSA-1163Wills and EstatesRPL
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Students will be provided with detailed information about Wills, and the three types of Estates that can be created when someone dies. Examples of each are then included in the materials, as well as how to wind-up an Estate when all the debts have been paid and all the assets distributed.

COMM-1173Communication StrategiesRPL
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

COMM-2172Communication for the WorkplaceRPL
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This course reinforces the communication strategies practiced in COMM-1173 to provide students with the communication skills needed to apply for, stay in, and progress in the world of work. Students will further develop their interpersonal skills and digital fluency by seeking college, industry and community supports. Additionally, they will apply speaking, writing, and collaboration strategies to getting the job, adjusting to the job, and developing long-term career goals. Communication for the Workplace is a creative and active learning opportunity to set students apart in today’s competitive job market.

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COMM-2174Communication for Business
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Do you trust your own judgement? Can you make decisions confidently, give feedback constructively, and handle disagreements professionally? Your ability to successfully work in the business sector requires strong communicative competence.

In this Communication for Business course, the student will continue to develop their communicative competence by collaborating with their peers to manage and present information in oral and written form, demonstrate active listening, and practice negotiation/persuasion strategies in a business context (marketing, sales, and customer service).

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COMP-1388Computer Keyboarding
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Learn a new skill, improve your technique or increase your words per minute. Review proper keyboarding technique, letters of the alphabet, numbers, shift keys (caps) and tabulation.

COMP-1975Business ComputingRPL
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Business Computing is a hands-on course in which students develop skills in the use of current Microsoft productivity software. Topics include introductory and intermediate skills in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as the integration of these applications.

COMP-2053Word 2010 Advanced
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This course will expand on mail merge features, explore desktop publishing and introduce advanced features in document referencing.  Specific skills for the creation of online forms, master and sub documents and macros will be examined.  The production of detailed tables with matching charts will be developed, as well as associated Word tools such as the track changes, document protections, outlines and field insertions.
*If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software.

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MATH-1004Business Math
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Develop the mathematical skills necessary to handle basic quantitative material found in other courses. Review basic arithmetic and algebraic operations. Study the application ratio, proportion, and percent to business problems, such as commissions and fees, taxes, and income statement analysis. Become familiar with handling financial mathematics topics like simple interest and discount, bank discounts, equivalent payment and negotiable instruments. Emphasis will be on main concepts rather than arithmetic.

PRAC-1023Legal Assistant PracticumRPL
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In this course, students will participate in a 150-hour practicum placement in a legal office setting.  Students must successfully complete all theory courses, and Microcomputer Keyboarding, to be eligible for practicum. Practicum placements will be arranged by Red River College with appropriate legal organizations.

A clear Criminal Record Check is required for Practicum placement with legal organizations. Issues related to the Criminal Record Check may result in ineligibility for practicum and/or graduation from the Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate program.  Students are responsible for reporting any changes in criminal record to the Program Officer.

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