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Get the legal knowledge, administrative skills and procedures needed to prepare you to take on that important role.

Academic Credential

DIPLOMA

Program Duration

46 WEEKS

Practicum Duration

5 WEEKS

What You Could Earn

Up to $72,289

Become a Professional Legal Assistant

As a skilled Professional Legal Assistant, you will perform a variety of duties from legal transcription to managing legal office procedures. To be successful in the role, you must have administrative and communication skills as well as the ability to prepare legal transcriptions, legal documents, maintain documents and client files.

To prepare you, our Professional Legal Assistant program provides you with the fundamental theoretical and practical aspects of the legal profession, ranging from the structure of federal and provincial laws to hands-on processes for preparing legal documents and more.

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What to expect

The Professional Legal Assistant program provides you with a foundation in legal disciplines, and the administrative and computer skills required to succeed in this career.

Industry-experienced instructors support you to become an integral member of a legal office, department or judicial setting. Your courses include:

  • Legal Office Procedures
  • Real Estate Law & Conveyancing
  • Civil Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Software
  • Energy Industry Fundamentals
  • Legal Issues in Renewables & Sustainability
  • Energy Management Principles
  • Business Communications
  • MicroSoft Office Computer Skills
  • Becoming A Master Student
  • Career Management
  • Practicum – hands-on job experience with an employer

When you graduate, you will be job-ready with experience in your field. Your program includes a 5-week practical work experience in a lawyer’s office, legal department, or other appropriate legal setting.

Graduating students also receive a full range of professional Career Services covering resume & marketing materials preparation, interview skills, and job search techniques.

New career opportunities

As a graduate of this program you can find employment in small law offices, legal firms, large corporate firms, legal departments of large corporations, government and municipal departments, the law courts and crown prosecutors’ offices, and mortgage and real estate firms:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Receptionist
  • Administrative Professional
  • Office Coordinator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Law Clerk
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Our Mission is Your Success! We are here to help you transition seamlessly to your first or next career field. Select your program, get your education and be working in your new career in under a year.

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I've really appreciated being able to attend Sundance College - it has been a great place for me to further my education. I did a lot of weighing of options before deciding to attend here. I have had awesome, supportive instructors and all the staff are really friendly and helpful. Being able to start my studies without waiting for an intake months down the road was key for me and the schedule allowed flexibility with my work. Thank you for providing great supportive training.

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