Course

Law Office Practice


Course code LES502

This online course will provide you with a broad introduction to the operation of the legal profession, law office processes, key registry use, plus the applicable law and guidelines.  

It will also enable you to appreciate the ethical requirements of operating within the legal profession by providing an understanding of the requirements within which lawyers must operate together with law office processes and compliance requirements.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 12 Feb 2019 to start 25 Feb 2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  • Exam details
    2018 :  
    Trimester 2, 15 Oct 2018
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 & 2 2019 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $630 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,840 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Discuss the roles and functions within legal practice and common legal transactions occurring within law offices. 
  • Obtain and interpret information from relevant sources and registries and apply to common transactions.
  • Register documents at registries commonly encountered by legal executives.
  • Discuss and apply the legal requirements for trust accounts.
  • Draft a simple account to a client.
  • Draft simple statements commonly used in legal practice.

Assessment

50% internally assessed

50% exam

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol. 

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