Paralegal /Legal Assistant Program

Program Duration: 1 year (2 Semesters)

Credentials: New Brunswick Graduate Certificate.

Academic Area: Administration

Campus: Fredericton, NB

Delivery: Full- Time

 

Intake information

Start dateCampus
January 2021 Fredericton, NB

Program Description:

The Paralegal/Legal Assistant program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work in a variety of legal settings.  Emphasis is placed on developing expertise, understanding and preparation of legal documents.  Graduates are qualified to pursue successful careers as legal secretaries in law firms and in legal clerical positions within the federal and provincial governments.

Career Opportunities:

Paralegal/Legal Assistant prepare legal documents and conduct research to assist lawyers or other professionals. Commissioner of oaths take affidavits, sign legal documents and perform other activities according to the scope of their practice.

Paralegals are employed by law firms, by record search companies and in legal departments throughout the public and private sectors.

Graduates are qualified to pursue successful careers as legal secretaries in law firms and in legal clerical positions within the federal and provincial governments.

Job opportunities for Paralegals/Legal Assistants and related occupations (NOC 4211) are fair in New Brunswick over the next 3 years. This job outlook is also applicable to people working as a Paralegals/Legal Assistants

Salary Expectations:

$24,336- $76,960 per annum.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Senior secondary or high school (Grade 12) transcripts of graduation credentials, courses studied, and grades earned.
  2. Transcripts should have Grade 12 Math or Science or Commerce and English Credits.
  3. The language of instruction at Atlantic Business College is English. In addition to the academic admission requirements, all applicants for whom English is not their first language and/or are coming from countries where English is not an official language, must provide proof of language proficiency.

Applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria to meet Atlantic Business College’s English language Proficiency requirements:

English language Proficiency:

1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Academic Level with scores at or above the following levels:

Program LevelMinimum TOEFL Scores

Diploma and Certificate

550 for paper-based test OR 80 (20L, 20W, 20S, 20R) for internet-based test

2. International English Language Testing (IELTS) Academic with scores at or above the following levels:

Program LevelMinimum IELTS Scores

Certificate and Diploma

Overall, 6.0 AND No band below 5.5

3. Michigan Test of English Language Proficiency (MELAB) with scores at or above:

Program LevelMinimum MELAB Score

Certificate and Diploma

76

4. Canadian Academic English Language Assessment Test (CAEL) (the online or in-person test) with a score of:

Program LevelMinimum CAEL Score

Certificate and Diploma

Overall band score of 60

Courses:

  • Legal Office Procedures
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Legal Transcription
  • Foundations of Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Property Law
  • Real Estate
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Keyboarding/Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Advanced Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Communications/Records Management
  • Advertising & Social Media
  • Manual Accounting
  • Career Skills
  • Work Placement

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Courses and content may change to enhance program quality

Tuition & Fees:

Tuition: $12,495.00
Application Fee (non-refundable): $75.00
Textbooks: $1750.00 (approximately)
Student Fees: $125.00 (1% of tuition)

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Destiny Enkel - Paralegal/Legal Assistant

APARTMENT RENTAL INFORMATION :

Link for apartment rental information:  www.statestreetproperties.ca 
 www.killamproperties.com
 www.kijiji.ca/h-fredericton/1700018

 Students may also contact the New Brunswick Rentalsman’s Office.

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