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Legal Assistant, Diploma

2 Years, min 120 ECTS
 

Accredited Programme

Aim of the Programme

The purpose of this Programme of Study is to produce graduates with valuable legal knowledge to become effective and qualified Legal Assistants by teaching them the responsibilities and job requirements of this position.

Students will be provided with many necessary and useful tools, most needed and appreciated in the profession, such as fluency in English (both written and verbal), excellent typing capabilities, computer literacy, excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as strong communication abilities.

On completion of the Programme Students will be able to use and explain legal terminology, write legal documents, complete legal forms, and prepare professional correspondence with the required speed and accuracy.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Organize law office procedures by archiving files, monitoring calendars, meeting deadlines, documenting actions.
  • Write letters and other legal documents with accuracy and speed and complete legal forms.
  • Assist in legal research.
  • Assist in case preparation by arranging case summaries and materials for conferences, preparing pleadings and organizing materials for team case review.
  • Explain different laws and legal terms.

Language of instruction: English. 

Evidence of knowledge of English

Candidates whose native language is not English will be required to produce evidence of proficiency in written and spoken English, such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 500, the IELTS with a minimum score of 5.0, the GCE O.L or I.G.C.S.E in English language with a passing grade of at least “C”, or any other equivalent internationally recognized examination. 

Foundation Year

In case evidence of any of the aforementioned qualifications is not provided, the candidate will be expected to pass the College’s English Language Test, (CELT).  The College is using the internationally recognized Oxford placement test. If candidates do not succeed in this test they will be classified according to their score in one of the levels of Intensive English Courses, as indicated below, and they will be automatically registered in the Foundation Programme. This can only occur if Students satisfy all other admission requirements.

Foundation Programme:
Level 1 
Level 2 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

min 24 ECTS
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS   ECTS
ACADEMIC WRITING ENG 103 6
ICT I CSC 101 6
ACCOUNTING I ACC 101 6
OPTIONAL SUBJECTS   ECTS
ICT II CSC 102 6
BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS BUS 102 6
PUBLIC RELATIONS MKT 120 6
MICROECONOMICS ECO 101 6

LEGAL CORE REQUIREMENTS

min 84 ECTS
COMPULSORY SUBJECTS   ECTS
LAW OFFICE PROCEDURES I SEC 114 6
LAW OFFICE PROCEDURES II SEC 123 6
LEGAL PRINCIPLES I LAW 111 6
LEGAL PRINCIPLES II LAW 215 6
LEGAL WRITING I LAW 121 6
LEGAL WRITING II LAW 225 6
ENGLISH TYPEWRITING I SEC 211 6
ENGLISH TYPEWRITING II SEC 221 6
 OFFICS ETHICS AND BEHAVIOUR  SEC 222 6
 FUNDAMENTALS OF THE LAW OF SUCCESSION LAW 217  6
 FUNDAMENTALS OF THE LAW OF CONTRACT  LAW 223 6
 FUNDAMENTALS OF CORPORATE LAW  LAW 214 6
OPTIONAL SUBJECTS   ECTS
GREEK TYPEWRITING I SEC 111 6
GREEK TYPEWRITING II SEC 121 6
FUNDAMENTALS OF THE LAW OF MENTAL PATIENTS LAW 216 6
JURISDICTION OF THE SUPREME COURT OF CYPRUS LAW 222 6

FREE ELECTIVE/ LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

min 12 ECTS
No NAME QUALIFICATIONS RANK FT/PT
1 Antoniades George PhD Candidate
Post Graduate Diploma in Management
BSc in Business Administration/Marketing
Lecturer FT 
2 Christophidou Katerina PhD Canditate in Education
MA in Education
Post Graduate Certificate in Modern Greek
BA Hons in Modern Greek
Lecturer FT
3 Christofidou Georgia LLM in Maritime Law and Shipping Business
LLB
Lecturer PT
4 Kattami Nitsa Diploma of Efficiency Lecturer PT
5 Konstantinou Dora

PhD Candidate
MA in Educational Leadership and Management
BSc in Computer Science

Lecturer FT
6 Lara Henry BA Applied Linguistics  Lecturer FT
7 Malkawi Elena PhD in Economics
BA in Economics
Senior Lecturer FT
8 Mavrogiannis Georgios LLM in Human Rights & Civil Liberties
LLB
Lecturer PT
 9 Panagiotou Maria PhD Candidate
LLM Public International Law
LLB
Lecturer PT
10 Papathomas Konstantinos Diplom Ingenieur Architekt
Diploma in English Language, Literature and Comparative Literature
Lecturer FT
11 Petrou Maria  PhD Candidate
Chartered Certified Accountant
Master of Business Administration
BSc in Applied Accounting
Lecturer PT
12 Tryfonos Niki Diploma in Office Administration Lecturer
PT

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