Legal Assistant Online

Legal Assistant Online Training

*This program is offered at our Winnipeg campus and online in the 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) includes 4 week internship

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 employers: Fillmore Riley LLP, Provincial Court Office, Queen’s Bench Trial Division, Winnipeg Land Titles Office, Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP, Aikins Low.

*Statistics based on most recent available.

 

Legal Assistant Online Courses

COURSE LIST

• Word Processing
• Legal Office Procedures
• Family Law
• Wills and Estates
• Corporate Law
• Litigation
• Real Estate Purchase
• Real Estate – Sales and Contracts
• Career Development
• Internship

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• 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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