Careers in the legal profession are high-status and rewarding. This program is suitable for those without secretarial training who are looking for an exciting career in the legal field.
Paralegals, also known as Legal Assistants, are well-paid and highly sought after. This program is intensive and it covers both the office administration skills and the knowledge base required to work in the legal profession. This program provides students with advanced keyboarding, transcription and computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook) and trains students in the vital areas of business communication, customer service and employment.
Legal subject areas include understanding the Canadian legal system, the court structure, legal rights, procedures and practices in a modern legal office, wills and estates, real estate and conveyancing, corporate and commercial law, civil litigation, family law, criminal law and evidence, business law, torts, contracts, insurance law, cash and collection procedures, legal research and interviewing and intellectual property law.
This program prepares graduates to work in small or large law firms, in legal departments of law corporations or with government agencies. Other employment opportunities include real estate, trust companies and financial institutions. As a Paralegal, the graduate is an indispensable member of the law office team and this program provides all the training necessary to be successful in this role.