Bow Valley College

Legal Assistant

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Program Information

School:Bow Valley College
Degree:Diploma; Co-op; Online; University Transfer
Field of Study:Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Description:Legal Assistants play a key role in a law office, a corporate legal department, or the judicial system. A legal assistant will have excellent oral and written communication skills, time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines. Legal assistants have superior computer skills, excellent attention to detail and proof reading skills, work well in both a team and independently, have a high standard of work ethics and be able to keep client information confidential. In addition, at the end of the 60-week program, students should be typing at an industry standard of 60 wpm.

This two-year (60 weeks) diploma program prepares you for a wide range of employment opportunities in legal support services. This is a growing field with excellent employment prospects. This program may also be completed online. Students may be eligible for a free membership with the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals.
URL:Legal Assistant at Bow Valley College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Careers:Legal SecretariesCourt RecordersCourt Clerks

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Mathematics 

Applicants must have a minimum of 60% in English 30-1 or 65%% in English 30-2 or equivalent and a credit in a Grade 10 Math (excluding Math 10-4 and Math 16 levels).

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 21, 2017