Become an integral part of a legal office by enrolling in Vancouver Career College's Paralegal diploma program. Paralegals are well respected and well paid members of a legal team.
The Paralegal diploma program at Vancouver Career College trains you to enter the challenging and fascinating world of law. The program combines administrative skills with extensive legal training. Students receive an Internet and core computing certification and study advanced keyboarding and business communications, as well as other day-to-day administrative tasks. The intensive program introduces students to the Canadian court system and covers all aspects of the law, including family law, corporate law, real estate, criminal law, and litigation. Students also learn the procedures for legal documentation and handling evidence. The 65-week program culminates in a five-week internship where students will work in a law office. Graduates are ready to enter the legal world working as a Paralegal in settings such as private law firms, corporate firms, or government offices.
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, business law, torts, contracts, insurance law, cash and collection procedures, legal research and interviewing and intellectual property law.
This program prepares graduates to work in small or large law firms, in legal departments of law corporations or with government agencies. Other employment opportunities include real estate, trust companies and financial institutions.
· Applicants must possess a high school diploma or meet the requirements for mature student status;
· Applicants must successfully pass the Vancouver Career College Admissions Test.
Certification Received - Paralegal Diploma