Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant Training in Winnipeg

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

*This program is also available online through our Flex-Ed program format*

Legal Assistant Careers

The Legal Assistant program prepares graduates to work in all areas of law, whether in government, law or business.

Examples of 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.

Sample Range of Starting Salaries: $26,000 - $37,232

*Statistics based on most recent available.

Legal Assistant Courses in Winnipeg

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