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Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario

Law Clerks are an integral part of any law firm or organization. Working behind the scenes to assist lawyers with their cases, they preform legal and administrative work that is vital to the outcome of cases.

Regardless of law field you end up in, Sheridan's Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario will help you land the administrative and legal career you want. 

Become invaluable to the people you represent. Enrol today. 

Recommended Program Pathway

There is no recommended program pathway and students are welcome to enter the program with any course.

These courses are part of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario Program.

Course Name / Code Expected Availability Select

Compulsory Course(s)

Successfully Complete four (4) Courses

Corporate Law - Law Clerks
Course Code:
LAWS79002
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Estates - Law Clerks
Course Code:
LAWS79004
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Litigation - Law Clerks
Course Code:
LAWS79001
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes
Real Estate - Law Clerks
Course Code:
LAWS79003
Fall
Yes
Winter
Yes
Spring
Yes

Program Delivery

This is a part-time program, and is delivered via online (asynchronous) classroom. 

Program Description

A law clerk helps lawyers with their cases. Under a lawyer’s guidance, they perform legal and administrative work that is vital to the outcome of cases. They are valuable to firms and the people they represent. If this sounds like your ideal job, or is already your career, Sheridan's Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario program will appeal to you.

This two-year program is offered in cooperation with the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) and is designed to enhance your skills as a law clerk, expand your experience as a legal secretary, or provide you with the foundation you need to become a law clerk.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Examine various types of business ownerships
  • Understand the corporate and administrative procedures involved in preparing and filing articles of incorporation 
  • Learn about the preparation of wills, powers of attorney, and administration of estates
  • Draft pleadings and preparing documents for court proceedings
  • Explore the land registration system, surveys, title insurance, and more
  • and more!

Become invaluable to the people you represent. Enrol today. 

Recommended Program Pathway

There is no recommended program pathway and students are welcome to enter the program with any course.

Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO)

The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) sets a provincial examination based on the course curriculum. You must successfully complete this exam in order to earn your certification. It is 100% of your final mark. Examinations are available to all students province wide. Students wishing to sit in each course exam must complete and submit the exam registration form (found in the course materials and online at http://www.ilco.on.ca/) to ILCO, prior to the registration deadline. A passing grade is 60% and a pass with honours is 80% or higher. Note: You must register with ILCO and pay an exam fee of $160 per course in order to write the Provincial Exam, set on pre-determined dates. Grade reports are issued by ILCO and students are advised that the grading process may take up to 90 days from the examination date. A Certificate of Academic Achievement will be issued to students upon the successful completion of the 4 provincial examinations.

Material Fees

The material fee of $67.80 is non-refundable after the first class. Course material cannot be guaranteed for the first class unless students register a minimum of ten (10) days prior to the start date.

English Language Requirements

We recommend that you do not take more than one course per term. You should also have advanced written English language skills.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact our Opportunity Centre at caps@sheridancollege.ca or 905-874-4440.