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Diploma in Legal Assistant Red Deer College

Canada

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Summary

Related Careers

Legal assistants often find work in law offices, governments, financial institutions, and in the oil and gas sector. They work under a lawyer's supervision completing a wide variety of legally related tasks.

Specific examples of Legal Assistant duties include real estate transactions; preparing common forms of wills, estates, probate and collection work, as well as litigation and corporate work.

Students are eligible to become members of the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals.

The Program

This two-year program prepares students to work within the legal profession as a highly skilled legal assistant professional providing support to lawyers within law firms, legal departments of corporations and government agencies. Students will develop knowledge and skills in legal terminology and procedures, technology, and communication through the following learning outcomes:

  • complete processes and documents related to default judgments and contested actions, collections and chambers applications
  • complete processes, searches, documents, and letters related to a variety of real estate purchases and sales
  • create wills and enduring power of attorney, personal directives and applications for trusteeship and guardianship
  • complete applications for probate and administration
  • complete processes and documents for application for divorce, custody, access, support and matrimonial property pursuant to the various family law statutes
  • register a variety of types of businesses, and prepare and maintain a corporate minute book
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of the Canadian legal system
  • demonstrate a basic understanding of criminal law
  • identify components of contracts and assemble selected contracts
  • create messages, letters and documents with appropriate style and format, using correct grammar and spelling. Proofread and edit own work and the work of others
  • complete math calculations common to a law office
  • demonstrate technical competence related to information technology commonly used in legal environments
  • use interpersonal communication skills to promote positive client relations, resolve conflict and promote a positive team working environment
  • demonstrate initiative, attitude and positive presentation of self, appropriate to the legal environments
  • behave in an ethical manner based on the Code of Professional Conduct of the Law Society of Alberta
  • demonstrate job search skills
  • locate, evaluate, select, organize and summarize information using appropriate resources
  • identify common problems encountered in the role of legal assistant and demonstrate problem solving strategies
  • demonstrate time management and organizational skills.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Diploma in Legal Assistant.

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees

Year 1: CAN $18,585; Year 2: CAN $15,930; Spring term fee: CAN $3,186 for Year 2

From

Jan-21, May-21

Venue

Red Deer College

100 College Boulevard,

RED DEER,

Alberta (AB),

T4N 5H5, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

A minimum of 50% in ELA 30-1 or 65% in ELA 30-2, or equivalent,

OR

A minimum score of 250 on the Reading component, 250 on the Writing component and 5 on the Write Placer Test.

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL (overall score): 83 iBT, 557 PBT
  • IELTS Academic (overall score): 6.5 with at least 5.5 on each band score
  • CAEL (overall score): 60 with at least 55 on each band score
  • MELAB (overall score): 77 with at least 72 on each band score
  • PTE (overall score): 59 with at least 56 on each band score
  • Duolingo English Test: 115

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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