University of the Fraser Valley

Paralegal

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Program Information

School:University of the Fraser Valley
Faculty:Continuing Education
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Description:In this program, students will study the basic foundations and structure of the Canadian legal system and become familiar with litigation and legal research processes. In addition, students will develop skills in computer programs as they apply to the practice of law. Students will also acquire fundamental knowledge about the formation of contracts, breach of contracts, and remedies for the breach of contracts and will become familiar with the terminology, policies, and procedures applied to estate planning, wills, trusts, estate taxes, estate sales, and joint tenancy.

Family and criminal law are other principal subjects that will be covered in this program. Family law specializes in divorce, separation, custody, adoption, guardianship, and community property. Criminal law covers statutory crimes and punishment, crime classification, determining guilt, and basic criminal procedure concepts.

URL:Paralegal at University of the Fraser Valley
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $30,800

Cost shown is an estimate of first year tuition (September to April).
Careers:Court RecordersParalegalsTrademark Agents

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

    Applicants are required to have: B.C. high school graduation or equivalent. Non-graduates, aged 23 or older, may be considered on an individual basis; prerequisites for CMNS 125; and one of the following: successful completion at the post-secondary level, and within the past two years, of a Legal Administrative Assistant certificate program that includes a practicum; or two years’ legal administrative experience and current employment in a law firm, and proof of 60 wpm typing speed (attach copy of certificate).

    Test Scores:
    • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Work Experience
    Applicants are required to submit a 500-word written statement outlining reasons for wanting to take the program.

    * 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 May 26, 2020

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