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Legal Assistant Diploma

Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic
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, and * identify components of contracts and assemble selected contracts.

Registrar's Office
Red Deer Polytechnic
100 College Boulevard
Box 5005
Red Deer, Alberta, T4N 5H5, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
A minimum of 50% in ELA 30-1 or 65% in ELA 30-2, or equivalent OR a minimum score at the 50% percentile on the English component of the College Board Placement Test or the Test of Adult Basic Education and a score of 2 or higher on a writing sample. Note: Applicants are advised that they are exempt from the Communication Course Placement Testing as COMM 150 and COMM 250 are program requirements. It is to your advantage to have basic keyboarding and grammar before beginning the Program.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2024/08/01 to 2025/07/31*.

  • Tuition $5,666.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,892.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,140.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid 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: Not available

Updated September 12, 2022. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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