Program Objectives

To develop in the students the competencies required to integrate harmoniously into the school and work environments, to communicate in the workplace, prepare documents in the business law field, to develop the competencies required for keyboarding and layout of civil proceedings and notarial acts and documents.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
948-312 Determine their suitability for the occupation and the training process 30 2
948-325 Prepare ordinary civil proceedings 75 5
948-331 Interact in a workplace in a legal environment 15 1
948-343 Prepare motions and inscriptions 45 3
948-352 Use the French terminology specific to the legal field 30 2
948-362 Prepare a file for a contested family law matter 30 2
948-371 Prepare a book of notes and authorities 15 1
948-384 Prepare notarial acts 60 4
948-393 Prepare documents related to non-contentious matters 45 3
948-402 Prepare documents to establish or provide updated information on a business 30 2
948-415 Enter the work force 75 5
450 30

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

Persons who hold a DVS:
5357 Secrétariat
OR 5212 Secrétariat
OR 5255 Secrétariat (Inuktitut)
OR 5177 Secrétariat (Inuktitut)
OR 5137 Secrétariat
OR 5078 Secrétariat (Kativik)
OR 1413 Secrétariat
OR 1335 Travail de bureau (agent, agente de bureau)
OR 5857 Secretarial Studies
OR 5712 Secretarial Studies
OR 5755 Secretarial Studies (Inuktitut)
OR 5677 Secretarial Studies
OR 5637 Secretarial Studies
OR 5578 Secretarial Studies (Kativik)
OR 1913 Secretarial Studies
OR 1835 Office Specialist
Have been granted recognition of equivalent learning.
Persons practising an occupation related to the program of study.

Functional Prerequisites

Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty programs (AVS).

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
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Educational Organizations Offering the Program



Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
Collège de comptabilité et de secrétariat du Québec inc., campus de Sherbrooke
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Collège de comptabilité et de secrétariat du Québec, campus de Sherbrooke inc.


Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
CS Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier (Laval)
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
C.D.C. Laurier Pont-Viau LSEC1 E To be determined


Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
English-Montréal SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Shadd Health and Business Centre/Centre d'études commerciales Shadd
St. Pius X Career Centre/Institut culinaire Saint-Pius X I3122 D Sept. 19th, 2022
K3122 D Nov. 7th, 2022
D3123 D Apr. 17th, 2023

Legal Secretary

Legal secretaries, also known as administrative assistants, answer calls and greet clients, schedule and confirm appointments with notaries and lawyers, and file confidential documents. They take notes, draft minutes and prepare legal documents (deeds, contracts, letters, wills, leases, adoption papers, etc.). This is a stimulating job that requires honesty, discretion and method. An office job as a secretary requires the ability to communicate orally and in writing in French and sometimes in English.

Related Training(s)

Paralegal Technology
Secretarial Studies
Secretarial Studies-Medical

Average Salary

Legal Secretary — $22.90

Job Titles

Legal administrative assistant
Legal assistant
Legal secretary