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November 22, 2017

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Legal Secretarial Studies

The AVS program, Secretarial Studies-Legal, is designed to train students to exercise the occupation of legal secretary. The principal functions of a legal secretary are to prepare the documents required by lawyers, notaries or other persons in the legal field in their professional activities. Also, legal secretaries often act as assistants to their superiors. They are also called upon to carry out general secretarial tasks which are covered in the program leading to a DVS (Diploma of Vocational Studies) in Secretarial Studies.

Most legal secretaries work for law firms or notaries, while others work for the legal departments of large companies, for municipalities, for the federal or provincial government or for trustees or bailiffs.

Legal secretaries must be very productive and able to work under pressure, given the importance of time limits and the urgency of certain files. As legal secretaries are often in contact with clients, they must be very good at communicating and establishing interpersonal relationships. As assistants, they are required to observe professional ethics, especially in their general conduct and as regards confidentiality.

The AVS program, Secretarial Studies-Legal, helps students develop the skills required to exercise the occupation and to master the competencies needed in the workplace in a legal environment. This training takes into account all the competencies included in the DVS in Secretarial Studies. In the interest of continuity and harmonization, the Secretarial Studies-Legal program favors the acquisition of competencies secretary.

Admission Requirements

Persons who hold a DVS:

5212 Secrétariat

OR 5177 Secrétariat (Inuktitut)

OR 5137 Secrétariat

OR 5078 Secrétariat (Kativik)

OR 1413 Secrétariat

OR 1335 Travail de bureau (agent, agente de bureau)

OR 5712 Secretarial Studies

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.

The Norton Rose Fulbright Scholarship

Norton Rose Fulbright, the largest law firm in Quebec, is pleased to offer a 1000$ scholarship to a student in secretarial studies to pursue training as a legal assistant. 

For more information, click here

Upcoming Session


Course Outline

Course Name

Secretarial Studies - Legal

Ministry (MEQ) Code: 5726
Number of Modules: 11
Duration (hours): 450
Credits: 30

Certification of Studies

Attestation of Vocational Studies (A.V.S.)

Legal Secretarial Studies
Code Module Hours Credits
948 312 The Occupation and the Training Process 30 2
948 325 Civil Proceedings 75 5
948 331 Interpersonal Relations 15 1
948 343 Motions and Inscriptions 45 3
948 352 French Terminology 30 2
948 362 Contested Divorces 30 2
948 371 Books of Notes and Authorities 15 1
948 384 Notarial Acts 60 4
948 393 Non-Contentious Matters 45 3
948 402 Establishment of a Business 30 2
948 415 Entering the Work Force 75 5

Program Fees

Description Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Total
Service (Registration) Fee $50.00 - - $50.00
Activity Fee $40.00 - - $40.00
Sub-Total $90.00 $0.00 $0.00 $90.00
Total $90.00



* The following items are required for your program of study
(to be purchased outside of the centre)

  • USB - Memory Stick
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