Diploma in Legal Assistant
SAIT - Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
CAD 13,073 *
Earliest start date
* for domestic students | 34,318.91 CAD for international students
Discover how to be an integral part of 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, 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 are highly employable in law firms and the court system.
- Two-year diploma
- Fall start
- Laptop-based program using SAIT-issued laptops
- Includes a four-week unpaid practicum placement
- A limited number of courses available through Continuing Education
Credentials and accreditation
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a SAIT Legal Assistant diploma.
The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:
- Athabasca University
- Royal Roads University
- University of Lethbridge
- University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
English Language Requirements
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