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Legal Assistant
Legal Assistant Diploma
Legal Assistant Diploma

Legal Assistant Diploma

  • ID:SA010010
  • Level:2-Year Undergraduate Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$150.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,434.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$252.00
  • Application Fee:$150.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$15,434.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$252.00
Estimated Total/program:
$51,672.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Applicants must have completed a two-year Business Administration or Accounting At least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents:

  • English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2
  • Math 10C, Math 20-3, Pure Math 10 or Applied Math 10.

English requirements

  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): IELTS Indicator is also accepted. Must be the Academic IELTS Assessment, 6.0 in each skill/category, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30.2 , 5.5 in each skill/category, English Language Arts 20-1 or 20-2

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) CAEL Online is also accepted, 60 overall band, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 , 50 overall band, English Language Arts 20-1 or 20-2

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) TOEFL Home Edition is also accepted, MyBest Scores are not accepted as proof of English proficiency, A minimum score of 20 in each category, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2 , A minimum score of 18 in each category, English Language Arts 20-1 or 20-2

  • Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment (CLBA), A score of 8 in each section, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2, A score of 7 in each section, English Language Arts 20-1 or 20-2

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE), A  minimum score of 53, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2

  • Michigan English Language Assessment (MELAB), A minimum score of 76, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2

  • Duolingo, 105 minimum *115 overall minimum with at least 95 in each section, English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2

Course Information

Discover how to be an integral part of a legal practice with highly specialized legal administrative skills.

In this practical two-year diploma, your instructors are lawyers and former legal assistants who show you how to assist your lawyer with important tasks on various files.

Using industry software, you develop accurate keyboarding and transcription skills and adapt your strong command of English spelling and grammar to effectively prepare various legal documents.

In your substantive courses, you master relevant terminology for corporate law, real estate law, family law, criminal law and more. You practice legal assistant tasks such as preparing a separation agreement, a criminal law file and a corporate minute book.

In your capstone course, you simulate a real law office to integrate all your legal assistant knowledge. At the end of the program, you demonstrate your professionalism and expertise to potential employers in your one month practicum placement.

You graduate as a skilled legal assistant and highly employable in law firms and the court system.

Is this the right fit for me?

To be successful in this program, you should:

  • attend and actively participate in the class

  • spend six hours per week on each course, outside of regular class time

  • have a strong command of the English language along with a solid foundation in writing skills and vocabulary, which will be further developed in the program

  • have good organizational skills and attention to detail, which are necessary for the program and as a Legal Assistant

  • have strong computer skills and a keyboarding speed of 30 words per minute (strongly recommended)

  • be prepared to work in teams

  • become familiar with and adhere to SAIT's academic policies.

If you are engaged in campus life and take advantage of SAIT support services, you may have a greater chance of success in SAIT's programs.

Credential

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates will receive a SAIT Legal Assistant diploma.

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First year

Semester 1

  • Course Code, Course Name, Credit

  • ENGL-205, Grammar and Proofreading, 3.0

  • LEGA-205, Keyboard Skill Building, 3.0

  • LEGA-215, Legal Computer Applications I, 3.0

  • LEGL-200, Introduction to Law, 3.0

  • LEGL-210, Corporate Law, 3.0

  • Semester 1 Total, 15.0

Semester 2

  • Course Code, Course Name, Credit

  • LEGA-255, Law Office Procedures, 3.0

  • LEGA-265, Legal Computer Applications II, 3.0

  • LEGL-250, Legal Writing I, 3.0

  • LEGL-260, Litigation Law I, 3.0

  • LEGL-270, Real Estate Law I, 3.0

  • Semester 2 Total, 15.0

  • First Year Total, 30.0

Second year

Semester 3

  • Course Code, Course Name, Credit

  • LEGA-305, Legal Transcription, 3.0

  • LEGL-300, Legal Writing II, 3.0

  • LEGL-310, Litigation Law II, 3.0

  • LEGL-320, Real Estate Law II, 3.0

  • MNGT-250, Organizational Behaviour, 3.0

  • Semester 3 Total, 15.0

Semester 4

  • Course Code, Course Name, Credit

  • LEGA-355, Law Office Simulation, 3.0

  • LEGA-365, Legal Computer Applications III, 3.0

  • LEGL-350, Criminal Law, 3.0

  • LEGL-360, Family Law, 3.0

  • LEGL-380, Wills and Estate Law, 3.0

  • Semester 4 Total, 15.0

Semester 5

  • Course Code, Course Name, Credit

  • PRCT-385, Law Office Practicum, 1.5

  • Semester 5 Total, 1.5

  • Second Year Total, 31.5

  • Program Total, 61.5

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Pathway Courses

Business Administration Diploma.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Graduates can pursue job opportunities in law firms, the court system, registries and within businesses such as oil and gas organizations.

Potential positions include: 

  • legal assistant 

  • junior paralegal

  • legal secretary 

Related careers include: 

  • judicial clerk 

  • captioner and court reporter 

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 252 CAD

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