Law

Legal Assistant

Be a part of the growing legal field and work towards a rewarding career with this 37-week diploma program. Through our small class sizes, you will get the attention and guidance you deserve from our highly-knowledgeable instructors.

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    In-Class: Instructor-led classes held in-person at one or more of our 8 campuses.
    Hybrid: Instructor-led classes on a set schedule held remotely on video over the Internet, with some courses delivered in-person at one of our 8 campuses.
    Remote: Instructor-led classes on a set schedule, held remotely live on video over the Internet.
    Online: Flexible schedule with a set weekly pace and the support of facilitators when you need it; delivered over the Internet.
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    Campus is required
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    Type

    Diploma

    Duration

    37 Weeks

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    Program Outline

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    About The Program

    To make yourself a well-rounded legal assistant, you will take not only courses on legal procedures but even classes that will hone your skills in Microsoft Office, digital literacy, workplace  skills, and career planning. You will also receive training on the latest legal software such as PCLaw, Automated Civil Litigation (ACL3), Teraview, Conveyancer, Fast Company, Divorcemate, and Estate-A-Base.

    Career Opportunities

    Legal Assistants normally work in a legal firm setting, assisting lawyers with clerical work as well as collecting case-based information for trials and hearings. As a Legal Assistant, you can also work for government agencies or the legal departments of corporations. Note that some career options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.

    Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads

    • Labor Adjustment Centre Local 195
    • Yorkmark and Associates
    • TRG Legal Services
    • Union Gas
    • Government of Ontario
    • Summit Legal Services
    • RE/MAX

    Salary

    93 %

    Employment Rate*

    $ 24

    Average Wage/HR**

    $ 36

    High Wage/HR**

    **Employment Rate based on 2021 contactable triOS Law Clerk Specialist graduates employed in a related field.

    Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

    NOC Code: 1242 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in Dec 2022.

    Program Details

    Are you interested in pursuing a career in the legal field? If you’re looking to play a vital role in supporting lawyers in their day-to-day tasks and responsibilities, then the Legal Assistant program is exactly what you need to get you there.

    You will be taught how to assist lawyers with completing research, drafting deeds, wills, affidavits, and briefs, as well as overseeing databases and looking into case facts. Courses such as Family Law, Legal Research and Writing, Debtor/Creditor and Real Estate Law will equip you with the skills needed for a strong foundation in the legal industry.  

    Students enrolled in the program receive:

    • One-one-one career assistance  
    • Microsoft Office and Windows are included in the tuition costs.
    Admission Requirements
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    – High school graduation diploma, or Mature Student Status (for more information please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant)

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