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Legal Assistant

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
The Legal Assistant diploma is a two-year program designed to help prepare students for the growing demand for legal support services and many employment opportunities for legal assistants. Legal assistants are highly skilled administrators who work closely with lawyers on a wide variety of legal matters. Students receive extensive training in oral and written communications, transcription, keyboarding, computer applications with a focus on legal document preparation, a variety of specialized legal software, and law office procedures. In addition, students take substantive law courses in many areas of law, including: corporate, criminal, family, litigation, real estate, and wills and estates. The capstone course is a law office simulation which integrates all of the legal administrative and substantive law courses. At the end of the second year, students complete an unpaid practicum in a law office or similar legal environment to gain valuable industry experience.

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1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
At least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents: 
  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • Math 10C, Math 20-3, Pure Math 10 or Applied Math 10
  • English Proficiency

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.

  • Tuition $3,611.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,800.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $983.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Yes

Updated May 16, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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