Next start date: November 26, 2018

27 Weeks of in-class training – Approximately 540 hours

4 Week practicum – Approximately 160 hours

Legal Assistants are a lawyer's right hand. They support lawyers at law firms and private practices by creating and maintaining legal files, doing research and writing the first draft of documents. Legal assistants might also look into a case's facts, maintain digital databases, reference law libraries, prepare and deliver affidavits and anything else a lawyer might need during trial.

The typical job description for the Legal Assistant seeks for highly skilled and a detailed oriented individual who is ready to take the full responsibility of what they are entrusted upon.

ABM College offers a highly skilled program under the supervision of very competent Instructors. This program covers almost every area of Law Practice keeping view that the graduate will be able to perform in any law office with a strong knowledge of requirements in different fields of law.

A very strong part of the program is the Practicum at the end of the program. The practicum is arranged at reputable Law Offices and at the Court House. The practicum allows students to work from a real work environment to get a clear understanding of the demands of work. This also clears their path to enter the work force.

Diploma

Legal Assistant

31 Weeks

Course Duration

Calgary

Program Offered In

Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

  • Minimum age for student is 18.
  • Alberta High School Diploma verified by transcript or non-Alberta equivalent.
  • Pass screening interview with College Admission department.

Mature Admission

  • Mature students must have been out of high school for at least 1 year and minimum age of 19.
  • Take ABM admission test (Wonderlic).
  • Pass screening interview with College Admission department. All students must pass the criminal background check.

Method of Learning

  • Self Directed
  • Online/Computer
  • Traditional Lecture

Who Should Enroll?

If you are an individual with a passion to work at a law firm, and think of yourself as motivated to work on your skill levels to perfection, this program is for you.

Course Components

The course consists of a total 540 hours of classroom instructions in addition to 160 hours of internship as follows:

  1. Computer Applications ( Word, Excel, Access , Power Point and Keyboarding)
  2. Introduction to Canadian Law
  3. Legal Communications
  4. General Legal Office Procedures & Legal Accounting
  5. Commercial Law
  6. Criminal Law and Procedures
  7. Corporate Law & Procedures
  8. Immigration & Refugee Law
  9. Family Law
  10. Wills & Estates
  11. Legal Research & Writing
  12. Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources Law
  13. Intellectual Property Law
  14. Practicum

For further information about our Legal Assistant program please contact an ABM College admissions counsellor.

Legal Assistant Diploma Program

Legal Assistants are a lawyer's right hand. They support lawyers at law firms and private practices by creating and maintaining legal files, doing research and writing the first draft of documents. Legal assistants might also look into a case's facts, maintain digital databases, reference law libraries, prepare and deliver affidavits and anything else a lawyer might need during trial.

The job description for the Legal Assistant seeks for highly skilled and detailed oriented individual who is ready to take on the full responsibility of what they are entrusted upon.

ABM College offers this program under the supervision of very competent Instructors. This program covers almost every area of Law Practice keeping view that the graduate will be able to perform in any law office with a strong knowledge of requirements in different fields of law.

A very strong part of the program is the Practicum at the end of the program . The practicum is arranged at reputable Law Offices and at the Court House. The practicum allows student to work from a real work environment to get a clear understanding of the demands of work. This also clears their path to enter the work force.

Next start date: September 4, 2018

27 Weeks of in-class training – Approximately 540 hours

4 Week practicum – Approximately 160 hours

Method of Learning

  • Self Directed
  • Online/Computer
  • Traditional Lecture

Who Should Enroll?

Students should consider a career as a Legal Assistant if they are interested in and would like to pursue a career within the legal system, but are not interested in practicing law or attending law school. Legal Assistants require excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to accurately work in a fast paced environment, strong organizational and time-management skills, and the ability to work independently or as part of a team. This short program is designed to meet the needs of both students looking to start a career and foreign trained lawyers looking for experience in the Canadian legal system.

If you enjoy interacting with clients, conducting research, and are interested in the legal sector, act now by enrolling in our Legal Assistant program and taking the first step towards your new career!

Job Opportunities

  • Legal Firms
  • The Legal Departments of Large Corporations
  • Real Estate Companies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Municipal, Provincial and Federal Courts
  • Related Government Departments and Agencies (for example, land title offices)

Course Components

The program consists of the following modules:

  1. Computer Applications ( Word, Excel, Access , Power Point and Keyboarding)
  2. Introduction to Canadian Law
  3. Legal Communications
  4. General Legal Office Procedures & Legal Accounting
  5. Commercial Law
  6. Criminal Law and Procedures
  7. Corporate Law & Procedures
  8. Immigration & Refugee Law
  9. Family Law
  10. Wills & Estates
  11. Legal Research & Writing
  12. Environmental, Energy & Natural Resources Law
  13. Intellectual Property Law
  14. Practicum

Admission Requirements

Standard Admission

  • Minimum age for student is 18.
  • Alberta High School Diploma verified by transcript or non-Alberta equivalent.
  • Pass screening interview with College Admission department.

Mature Admission

  • Mature students must have been out of high school for at least 1 year and minimum age of 19.
  • Take ABM admission test (Wonderlic).
  • Pass screening interview with College Admission department. All students must pass the criminal background check.

For further information about our Legal Assistant program please contact an ABM College admissions counsellor.

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