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Legal Administrative Assistant

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Are you detail-oriented and enjoy a fast-paced environment? If so, a career in the legal administration field may be for you. In today’s law offices, legal administrative assistants are in high demand. They are an essential part of the legal team and play a critical role in helping law firms run smoothly.

Gain the knowledge, skills and real-world experience needed to pursue a career in today’s sophisticated legal environment through SAIT’s Legal Administrative Assistant program. Our program is widely recognized in the field, preparing top-notch legal assistants for careers in law offices and legal departments nationwide.

SAIT’s Legal Administrative Assistant certificate of achievement is available through Continuing Education (evening courses) and prepares you to work as a legal administrative assistant or legal assistant. Our newly redesigned, skills-based curriculum covers a wide range of legal, administrative and technical topics needed for success in this field.

Our instructors include experienced legal assistants, paralegals and lawyers who will help you understand what’s expected of you in the real world. Your practical training will cover keyboarding, computer applications, law office procedures and legal research.

You will also acquire an understanding of how to work effectively with lawyers and their clients, in addition to learning the nature of the legal office environment. Your courses may include general law courses such as corporate law, real estate law and litigation law taught by professionals with real-world expertise.

Skills in Demand by Today’s Top Lawyers

The legal industry demands a highly productive office environment. Today’s top lawyers seek legal assistants that are efficient, professional, and highly skilled in administrative duties. Graduates from SAIT’s Legal Administrative Assistant certificate program have gone on to work with some of Calgary’s premier law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies.


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Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate *
  • Length 1 Year(s)
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning

* Certificate of Achievement

Admission Requirements

There are no entrance requirements for this program. Be sure you have your SAIT student ID ready; you can begin registering for courses anytime by visiting our website, Need help getting your SAIT student ID number? Call Office of the Registrar at 1.877.284.7248.

After you have registered for one course, fill out and submit the Program Declaration Form to Office of the Registrar.

You have up to five years to complete all certificate courses; you must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).

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: Not available

Updated July 23, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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