Legal Administrative Assistants

Reeves College

Program Description

Legal Administrative Assistants

Reeves College

Careers in the legal profession are high-status and rewarding. This program is suitable for those without secretarial training who are looking for an exciting career in the legal field. Legal Administrative Assistants, also know as Legal Secretaries, are
among the highest paid in the office administration field. This program is very intensive and covers many aspects of the legal profession. As a legal administrative assistant, the graduate is an
indispensable member of the law office team and this program provides all the training necessary to be successful in this role. Graduates may choose to ladder into the Paralegal Diploma Program.

Program Objectives

This program provides students with advanced keyboarding, transcription and computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook) and trains students in the vital areas of business communication, customer service and employment. Legal subject areas include understanding the Canadian legal
system, the court structure, legal rights, procedures and practices in a modern legal office, wills and estates, real estate and conveyancing, corporate and commercial law, civil litigation, family law, criminal law and evidence. This program prepares graduates to work in small or large law firms or in legal departments of law corporations.

Career Opportunities

· Commercial Law Clerk
· Family Law Paralegal
· Real Estate Law Clerk
· Litigation Legal Assistant
· Legal Researcher
· Corporate Paralegal
· Law Clerk
· Trade Mark Agent
· Title Searcher
· Legal Assistant
· Paralegal
· Notary Public

Admissions Prerequisites


Standard Admission


· Students must sign a Practicum Waiver Form as acknowledgement of the Practicum Requirement of a 50 WPM typing speed.


Students must meet ONE of the following criteria:


· Alberta high school diploma, verified by transcript, with 50% or better in Grade 12 English and Grade 10 Mathematics, or non-Alberta equivalent;


OR


· Successful completion of the General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.) with a standard score of 450 or better in English and Mathematics.


Alberta Mature Admission


· Students must sign a Practicum Waiver Form as acknowledgement of the Practicum Requirement of a 50 WPM typing speed.

Students must meet ALL of the following criteria:


· Out of school for two years;
· Be at least eighteen years of age prior to admission;
· Applicants must successfully pass the Reeves College Admissions Test;
· Thirty-three credits towards an Alberta high school diploma, verified by transcript, with 50% or better in Grade 10 English and in Grade 10 Mathematics, or non-Alberta equivalent.


Saskatchewan Mature Admission


· Students must have at least 8 credits towards a high school diploma with a 50% or better in Grade 10 Math and Grade 10 English.

Certification Received - Legal Administrative Assistant Diploma

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
Duration
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43 weeks
Full time
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