|Field of Study:||Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
|Description:||Due to the growing demand for legal support services, many employment opportunities are available for legal assistants. Legal assistants are highly skilled administrators who work closely with lawyers on a wide variety of legal matters. Students receive extensive training in oral and written communications, transcription, keyboarding, computer applications with a focus on legal document preparation, a variety of specialized legal software, and law office procedures. In addition, students take substantive law courses in many areas of law, including: corporate, criminal, family, litigation, real estate, wills and estates. The capstone course is a law office simulation which integrates all of the legal administrative and substantive law courses. At the end of the second year, students complete an unpaid practicum in a law office or similar legal environment.
Graduates find work as legal assistants, paralegals, judicial clerks and other legal support roles. Employment opportunities are available in law firms, the court system, registries, and with businesses such as oil and gas corporations.