This program - Legal Administrative Assistant Program is very intensive and covers many aspects of the legal profession. Students will not only enhance their keyboarding and transcription skills, but will also receive hands-on training in the two major word processing programs. Students will learn the proper procedures and terminology used in the legal system. Subject areas will include wills and estates, real estate, corporate and commercial law, civil litigation, and family law.
A career in the legal profession is both prestigious and rewarding. As a legal administrative assistant, the graduate can be the vital link between the lawyer and the client. This program ⎯ in conjunction with strong interpersonal and communication skills, and a professional and self-confident attitude ⎯ prepares the graduate for a career in either a large legal organization or a small legal practice. Every office needs well-trained support staff....the challenges and opportunities are therefore endless once certified as a Legal Administrative Assistant
• Grade 12 or equivalent OR mature student status (19 years of age and one year out of high school).
• Passing score on the entrance examination.
In order to graduate and receive a diploma, a student must obtain an average of at least 60% in each course of the program.
A student must obtain a keyboarding speed of 40 net words per minute.
A student must complete the hours of the Career and Employment Strategies course and the Practicum/Work Experience in order to graduate and receive a diploma.
Student Success Strategies and Career and Employment Strategies
In addition to learning career-oriented skills, students at CDI
College also learn how to get a job in their chosen profession.This is why every diploma program includes our student Success Strategies and Career and Employment Strategies courses.
Our Employment Services Department will assist the graduate in resume writing, as well as preparing for job interviews. Our staff is sensitive to current job market trends and the needs of employers in each local market.
Our graduates receive one of the most intensive job search
programs available anywhere in North America.