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Legal Assistant


Faculty:School of Business
Field of Study:Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,269
International: $16,633
Careers:Legal SecretariesCourt RecordersCourt Clerks


Prepare for a career in the legal profession with SAIT’s Legal Assistant diploma. Discover how to be an integral part of a legal practice with highly specialized legal administrative skills. In this practical two-year diploma, your instructors are lawyers and former legal assistants who show you how to assist your lawyer with important tasks on various files. Using industry software on your SAIT-issued laptop, you develop accurate keyboarding and transcription skills - and adapt your strong command of English spelling and grammar to effectively prepare various legal documents.

In your substantive courses, you master relevant terminology for corporate law, real estate law, family law, criminal law and more. You practice legal assistant tasks such as preparing a separation agreement, a criminal law file and a corporate minute book. In your capstone course, you simulate a real law office to integrate all your legal assistant knowledge. At the end of the program, you demonstrate your professionalism and expertise to potential employers in your one month practicum placement. You graduate as a skilled legal assistant and highly employable in law firms and the court system.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*50
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Mathematics  or   Applied Mathematics 
At least 50% in the following courses or equivalents:

English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2,

Math 10C or Math 20-3 or Applied Math 10 or Pure Math 10.

All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 04, 2022