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Legal Assistant

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

www.sait.ca
The Legal Assistant diploma is a two-year laptop-based program designed to prepare students for the in-demand field of legal support services and the many employment opportunities available for legal assistants. Legal assistants are highly skilled administrators who work closely with lawyers on a wide variety of legal matters. Students will 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. Faculty bring extensive experience as lawyers and legal assistants and offer students a highly practical and technologically-enriched learning experience. 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 a four-week 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 Standard
  • 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 equivalents:

  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2, AND,
  • Math 10C or Math 20-3 or Applied Math 10 or Pure Math 10.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.

  • Tuition $3,971.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,800.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,222.00 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: Yes

Updated July 23, 2019. 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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