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Get the Skills to Be a Legal Assistant

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

Tuition Fees – $23,600

Books & Other Fees – $2,091.47

The best way to see if Bredin College is the right fit is to book a tour. Schedule a tour now.

Become a Qualified Legal Assistant Professional

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

Classes are led by dedicated instructors. As a legal assistant student, you will train on industry-current software and get up-to-date skills in areas employers look for, including:

  • Keyboarding & Introduction to Computers
  • Microsoft Office Skills – Outlook, Word Core, Word Expert, Excel Core, and PowerPoint
  • Business Writing
  • Skills for Success
  • Office Procedures
  • Customer Relations
  • Professional Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Canadian Law
  • Legal Office Procedures
  • Family Law & Procedures
  • Criminal Law & Procedures
  • Litigation Procedures
  • Real Estate
  • Wills & Estates
  • Credit & Collection Procedures
  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Legal Research & Interview Skills
  • Practice Management Software
  • Career Strategies
  • Practicum Placement

Why Choose a Career as a Legal Assistant?

Legal assistants are very versatile, and they require a lot of skills to function properly. Organizational, teamwork, writing, technical, and good critical thinking skills are very important for a legal assistant to do a good job. Next time you see an efficient lawyer doing very well, remember that behind him/her, there is also an equally efficient legal assistant.

Read more about what a career as a legal assistant means for you!

Don’t Miss a Beat! Stay Home and Continue Your Education With Live, Interactive Online Classes

Bredin is here to help you complete your program during this extraordinary time. We have adapted to an online delivery method, so you do not experience interruption to your education and career goals.

Learn about how you can take advantage of our live, interactive online classes with individual support given by expert instructors tailored to your learning needs.

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Legal Assistant Career Opportunities

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

Due to the career-oriented nature of the proposed program and the accelerated delivery format, we are not able to engage in transfer agreements with other Alberta Public Colleges.

Real-World Training

Legal Assistant students at Bredin take part in an 8-week practicum in real law offices. Gain on-the-job experience alongside working legal professionals.

A professional practicum can be a great way to get a feel for your new career and make helpful industry connections before you graduate.

In alignment with regulations and recommendations from the Ministry of Advanced Education (PPC Branch), the majority of Bredin’s programs require that your practicum must be completed in a workplace that aligns with the learning outcomes of your specific program. In accordance with Bredin College’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and those of most workplaces, students will be expected to follow all of the protocols identified by the practicum placement. Some programs, such as self-paced Accounting and Payroll Administration and Office Assistant, can accommodate online practicums. In these cases, students are given the opportunity to complete an on-site practicum with an employer OR choose an Online Alternate Practicum, project-based, which includes interactive use of our online learning platforms, practical skill development, relevant assessments and tests, applicable research, interactive projects, and potential speakers if relevant to the program. Programs that are not eligible for online practicums include Early Learning and Childcare, Medical Office Assistant, Legal Assistant and Community Support Worker

Get Help to Fund Your Education

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 RESPs. 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.

I’m almost 3 months studying in Bredin and I can definitely say that I made the right choice. I’ve already gained lot of knowledge and skills since the instructor is very informative. The College is well equipped with educational staff, the classrooms are very comfortable and conducive for learning. The Director, instructors and other staff are very approachable, considerate and supportive. I appreciate Ms. Nuella being a kind and good hearted teacher to us. I would recommend Bredin College because it has a great learning environment.
Jamie Fe Young

Get the Support of a Proven Employment Leader

Our roots are in employment solutions. Our parent company, Bredin Centre for Learning, has been an employment leader in Alberta for over 40 years. We’ve helped thousands of people get the tools and support it takes to secure rewarding professional positions.

As a Bredin College student and graduate, you will benefit from the resources and rich network of employer connections Bredin has developed over the years. 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!

Is a Rewarding Legal Assistant Career Right for You? Get More Info…

If you are 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.

A helpful Admissions Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have.

For immediate questions, call:

Calgary 780-784-2020
Edmonton 780-784-2020
Spruce Grove 780-571-8692
Red Deer 403-967-1070

*Program length when completed in normal time.