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16 Month* Legal Assistant
Career Training Program

Legal Assistants work under the direction of lawyers and provide support to help prepare for meetings, hearings and trials.

If you’re an organized, detail-oriented individual interested in the law, and you’re ready to get into a steady professional career, training as a Legal Assistant could be an excellent opportunity.

“The teacher was excellent as she helped me to never give up to succeed. I will miss coming into class and seeing my teachers and classmates.”

Ashley-Ann Dellaire,
Bredin College Graduate

Become a Qualified
Legal Professional

The Legal Assistant Diploma Program from Bredin College provides the hands-on training, practical experience and industry support it takes to pursue a rewarding career in accounting, without spending years in school.

Classes are active and led by dedicated financial professionals with years of experience working in the field. As a student, you’ll train on industry-current software and get up-to-date skills in areas employers look for, including:

  • Keyboarding
  • General Communications/Spelling
  • Introduction to Microcomputers
  • Electronic File Management
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Word
  • Internet Explorer/Outlook
  • Legal Office Procedures
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Wills & Estates
  • Dependent Adult
  • Corporate & Family Law
  • Precedent Binder Glossary

Excellent employment opportunities exist for graduates of this program. Most graduates begin as legal trainees in lawyers’ offices, while some obtain employment in legal departments of financial, real estate and other firms.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of this program, you will have the knowledge and ability to obtain entry-level employment in various roles including:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Administrative Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Office Personnel

You will typically provide secretarial and administrative services that support lawyers in the private and public sectors, including law offices, legal departments of large firms, public courts and government.

Flexible Schedules

Whether you are working while you attend school, or have other important priorities, Bredin College’s flexible course schedule makes it easy to find the time to get trained. Choose between morning or afternoon classes that only require 4 hours of your time each day. This way you can invest in your future while continuing to live your life.

Full-time students complete this program in 26 weeks*.

Small Classes

There are never more than 12-15 students per class so you can pick up skills more easily, get one-on-one attention, and get qualified to pursue your goals in less time.

Affordable Career Training

We are dedicated to offering an affordable career training option in Alberta. Get the skills you need with no filler courses to drag out the program and drive up costs.

Career Support

Our Career Placement staff have the skills to help you every step of the way, from developing a standout resume to job hunting, interview techniques and more!

Real-World Training

Legal Assistant students at Bredin take part in a 4-week practicum in real law offices. A practicum is a great way to get a feel for your new career, gain on-the-job experience, and make industry connections before you graduate.

Student Success

Our Student Success staff are here to support you in every step of the way! From personalized tutoring to one-on-one student support, a range of services is available to ensure that your journey at Bredin is successful and rewarding.

The Bredin College Difference

Providing Quality Career Training For Over 40 Years

Bredin College is a professional institution that provides industry-responsive educational programming to individuals across Alberta seeking training in business or health care
or requiring retraining during career transitions. Using a personalized and innovative approach to addressing student needs, the team at Bredin College is well-positioned
to guide individuals through career planning while leveraging community partnerships
to provide employment opportunities.

Financial Aid:
Funding Your Career Training

Education is one of the most important investments you can make. Don’t let your financial situation stand in the way of your education. Many students require some form of financial assistance.

The dedicated Financial Aid team at Bredin College will help you through the financing process and discuss funding options with you such as Student Aid, personal line of credit or loan, or RESP’s. They will take time to personally assist in determining which financial option is right for you. Once this is decided they work with you to help secure funding before starting your program.

Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Is a Rewarding Career as a Legal Assistant Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a Legal Assistant and exploring whether Bredin College is right for you, fill out the form on this page to receive more information.
*Program length when completed in normal time.

For immediate questions, give us a call at:
Edmonton: 780-784-2020
Calgary: 780-784-2020
Edmonton West/Spruce Grove: 780-571-8692
Red Deer: 403-967-1070