Legal Assistant

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Program Information

Degree:Diploma; Co-op
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.
URL:Legal Assistant at SAIT
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,584
Careers:Legal SecretariesCourt RecordersCourt Clerks

Admission Requirements

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   Pure Mathematics 

Applicants require an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with at least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents: English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2, AND, 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 July 05, 2018