Legal Assistant Online Training
*This program is offered in our Flex-Ed program format*
Legal assistants are trained to provide administrative support to lawyers, legal departments or government orga-nizations in the legal and justice system. Individuals in this role may be responsible for preparing legal documents, maintaining records and files, and conducting research. They may also prepare wills, real estate transactions, court reports and affidavits.
This program provides an overview of the communication skills, people skills and computer skills necessary to work as a Legal Assistant. Areas of study include word-processing and computer skills, legal office procedures, family law, wills and estates, corporate law, litigation, and real estate purchase, sales and contracts.
Program length: 9 months (20 hours/week, M-TH) includes 4 week internship
At Herzing College we realize that while some students prefer to attend regular classes at our campus, there are other students who prefer to work in an online learning environment to best accommodate their schedules. It was from this that we developed our Flex-Ed (flexible education) concept. Education, your way. Typically you work your schedule around school, but what if school could work around you?
Our Flex-Ed program format offers the best of both worlds. A convenient online learning environment with the option to work at the campus and receive support from your instructor. Students can choose to work completely or partially online and come to the campus during set hours each day to meet with their instructor and use our facilities.
Legal Assistant Online Careers
The Legal Assistant online program prepares graduates to work in all areas of law, whether in government, law or business.
Examples of possible job titles: Legal Assistant, Legal Assistant/Receptionist, Clerk, AY2 Secretary.
Examples of recent employers: Fillmore Riley LLP, Provincial Court Office, Queen’s Bench Trial Division, Winnipeg Land Titles Office, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, Aikins Low.
Sample Range of Starting Salaries: $26,000 - $37,232
Employment Statistic: 89% of available graduates were employed in a related field.
*Statistics based on most recent available.
Legal Assistant Online Courses
• Word Processing
• Legal Office Procedures
• Family Law
• Wills and Estates
• Corporate Law
• Real Estate Purchase
• Real Estate – Sales and Contracts
• Career Development
• Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent, or a mature student
• Pass an entrance test administrated by Herzing College
• Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
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