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Legal Assistant Diploma Program

Ready to make a significant impact in the legal field? Become a dynamic and indispensable part of any law office with our Legal Assitant program.

Program Delivery


Program Overview

The Legal Assistant program will teach you the basic components of law, including legal transcription and terminology, and how to apply this knowledge in a legal office setting.

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This program is licensed under Alberta’s Private Vocational Training Act (PVTA) and Manitoba’s Private Vocational Institutions Act (PVIA).

Program Delivery

Online Learning

  • Study on your own schedule with the option to attend live lectures throughout the week to connect with your instructor.
  • Remote learning doesn't mean you're doing it on your own! You will always have the support of your instructors and education team through video calls, discussion boards and more.
  • Brightspace helps you stay on track and hold you accountable while giving you flexibility.

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Program Details

Quick Facts



44 Weeks (11 Months)



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Admission Requirements

Our admissions agents can work with you to ensure you meet the program’s criteria. This program is not currently open to International Students.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Legal Assistant program will find employment in legal firms, legal departments within corporations, real estate agencies, leasing offices, insurance companies, government departments and municipal, provincial and federal courts as:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Judicial Clerk
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrative Professional

Job prospects for the Legal Administrative Assistant occupation (NOC-1242) remain moderate to strong for the period of 2021 – 2023 for much of Canada. This can be attributed to a number of contributing factors including (but not limited to): employment growth resulting in the creation of new positions and some opportunities due to retirement.

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Next Start Dates

Online on your own time with 3 real-time optional sessions per week with your instructor. Real-time sessions are recorded so you have the option to watch them at a later time.

July 29, 2024
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August 26, 2024
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New start dates are being released all the time. Contact us for more dates.

Topics of Study

Business Communications - 60 Hours

Develops professional business skills necessary to communicate in a dynamic workplace while also emphasizing the role technology plays in communication and best practices for using technology in the workplace.

Career Preparation - 40 Hours

This course provides students with an overview of searching for employment opportunities, creating professional and targeted resumes and cover letters, and

preparing for an interview. Students will learn about job hunting online, the application process for job aggregators, and discover the potential benefits of networking to help secure a job in their field.

Civil Litigation - 60 Hours

Provides a theoretical overview of civil litigation, including the applicable court structure and legal terminology. Introduces students to the to the procedural routes required in the stages of litigation and the documentation at the various stages.

Corporate Law - 60 Hours

Reviews the basic structure of corporations as well as how to collect and prepare incorporation documents

Criminal Law - 40 Hours

Studies the Canadian Legal System by focusing on the nature of criminal law, criminal code offences, criminal defences, and the laws which guide the judiciary.

Family Law - 60 Hours

A theoretical and practical look at Canadian family law is the focus of this course. Topics include divorce, annulments, separations, mediation, the division of property and child custody.

Introduction to the Legal System - 60 Hours

This course introduces students to the Canadian legal system and how it operates. Students will develop an understanding of the Canadian legal system, including the fundamental principles of the Canadian Constitution and Charter of Rights and Freedoms. They will develop an understanding of how laws are developed and how the court system operates.

Keyboarding - 20 Hours

This course introduces students to the proper technique for keyboarding to develop greater skill, speed and accuracy.

Legal Document Production - 60 Hours

This course introduces students to the skill of creating legal documents within the profession. Students will develop the skills to develop legal documents, and to format and proofread these documents.

Legal Office Procedures - 60 Hours

This course introduces students to standard operating procedures in a legal office environment. Students learn the basics of creating legal documents, maintaining

client files, and performing basic legal financial transactions. In addition to covering these basics, students consider various issues related to ethics, confidentiality and code of conduct in the legal field.

Legal Transcription - 40 Hours

This course introduces students to legal transcription processes and software. Students will develop the skills to transcribe and prepare a variety of legal

documents. This course builds on the Keyboarding and Legal Documents courses.

Legal Writing - 40 Hours

This course introduces students to standard operating procedures in a legal office environment. Students learn the basics of creating legal documents, maintaining

client files, and performing basic legal financial transactions. In addition to covering these basics, students consider various issues related to ethics, confidentiality and code of conduct in the legal field.

Microsoft Office Applications - 80 Hours

Prepares students to perform functions common to all Microsoft Windows applications. Elements include the ability to create and manipulate Word, Excel, or PowerPoint applications, modify the display of toolbars and other on-screen elements, use online help, and perform file management, editing, formatting and printing functions common to most Windows applications.

Professionalism - 40 Hours

Being a professional in a professional workplace ensures a positive first impression, successful interpersonal relationships, and a lasting reputation. This course provides training in leadership skills that ensure adaptability to a continually changing work environment. Topics covered include initiative, teamwork, and continuous learning.

Real Estate Law - 40 Hours

This course introduces students to real estate law. Students will develop an understanding of property title and conveyancing, contract law, land use property

nancing. Students will develop the skills to create documents associated with real estate law.

Wills & Estates - 40 Hours

Introduces students to the basic legal procedures relating to wills and estates.

Practicum / Practical Project - 160 Hours

The practicum component of the program is required for students in order to gain and apply the knowledge and skills learned throughout all other courses in the program. Students will gain confidence in skills as they progress.

Learning Experience

Have the flexibility to live your life while going to school with our half-day classes. Our flexible start dates and small class sizes give you plenty of opportunities to learn when it’s best for you and gain the hands-on skills to succeed in any industry.

Industry-Leading Instructors
Learn from industry professionals who bring real-life experience into the classroom. You can book office hours or get virtual support from your instructors through Brightspace, where you can schedule video appointments and use instant messenger to ask questions.

Lifelong Career Services
Connect with a career specialist in your field who will help you find a meaningful place to start your career. As a graduate, you’ll have lifelong access to student services that will help you with resume building, interview preparation and networking.

How It Works

Getting Started

Our flexible start dates give you plenty of opportunities to plan for school and live your life around it.

Taking the Course

All Robertson Online courses are hosted on Brightspace, an online platform designed to give you everything you need to succeed in remote learning.

Entering the Workforce

Our programs set you up to adapt to industry changes and thrive in our modern digital workforce.

Visit the How It Works page to learn more about our online student experience. To learn more about how Brightspace gives you everything you need to succeed in your online courses, click here.

Tuition & Fees

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Estimated Total CA$16,995

Total amount is inclusive of all program registration fees, training completion fund, ebooks and courseware. The tuition amount for Manitoba enrolment contracts also encompasses a Training Completion Fund (TCF) fee.

Financial Assistance and Funding

Robertson offers a variety of financial aid opportunities to ease students’ stress and allow them to focus on their studies. If you need extra support, we have flexible funding to accommodate all our students, no matter their financial situation. Our dedicated Financial Aid Officers will help you every step of the way.

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The practicum is an essential part of a learner’s program. It is both a graduation requirement and an extension of in-class learning. The practicum asks you to apply the skills, theories, and concepts that you learned in your classes in an entry-level work experience situation. 

Practicum must begin and end within the dates outlined in your program schedule and enrolment contract. Practicum is a full-time, unpaid commitment, and is jointly-procured — where you work directly with our Practicum team to obtain a training-related placement.  Your active participation with our Practicum team in the search for your practicum placement will enhance your career development skills, industry networking opportunities, and professional communication skills.

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Program Availability

This program is neither available on campus or via Robertson Online.

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