The Legal Office Assistant Certificate provides students the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to work in an entry level position within a law office. Offered on a part-time basis during evenings and some weekends this course introduces students to a broad range of subjects ranging from the legal system and how to manage legal correspondence to the Microsoft Office programs and how to effectively manage digital files.
This is a non-credit program offered in-class on a part-time basis during evenings and some weekends. For more information or to register, call registration at 403.529.3844 or click the Courses & Fees tab below.
This program prepares students for an entry level position as a Legal Assistant. Legal Assistants are responsible for keeping files organized, monitoring calendars, meeting deadlines and inputting information into databases among other duties. A Legal Assistant plays an important role in a law office and must be computer literate, have the ability to multi-task in an accurate and fast manner and possess strong communication skills (both oral and written).
According to the 2015 Alberta Wage and Salary Survey, Albertans in the Legal Assistant occupational group earned a starting wage from $23.15 - $37.22 an hour. The average wage was $29.81 an hour. (www.alis.alberta.ca/wageinfo)
For upcoming dates and times, please click the course titles below. Courses can be paid on a course by course basis. Prices are subject to change.
Introduction to Legal Office Procedures and Practices (CA 0017)
Tuition: $695 + GST
Textbook: $98 + GST
This course offers an introduction to the legal system and the Legal Assistant’s role in a law office. Students will learn how to perform administrative duties while recognizing the importance of confidentiality, client privilege and professionalism.
Topics will include:
In order to successfully complete the course, students must earn a grade of 75% or better and have a minimum of 85% attendance and active participation in class.
Productivity and Workplace Communication (CA 0018)
Tuition: $395 + GST
This specially designed 2 day series is focused on increasing your productivity and enhancing your skills in the workplace, dealing with challenging people, and conflict resolution. You will learn:
Student self-directed study: www.typing.com. After an initial assessment, students practice to master the touch typing technique and improve speed and accuracy on timed writings. Proof of typing a minimum of 45 wpm with 90% accuracy is required to pass this course and earn the Certificate.
For upcoming dates and times for the courses, please click the course titles below. Students who feel they have the prerequisite computer skills, may challenge the exam. For exam dates, see Computers & Technology.
Introduction to Microsoft Office Applications for the PC (CT 0013)
Tuition: $149 + GST
You can learn more about computers, even if you aren’t sure of your next step. We will cover the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint so that each student can decide which program will work for them. You will recognize the purpose of the applications, the look of each program, and create basic documents.
Take Charge of Your Files and Photos (CT 0091)
Tuition: $189 + GST
Microsoft Outlook (CT 0093)
Tuition: $189 + GST
NOTE: Certificate Exam not required
Microsoft Word 2013 Level 1A: Fundamentals
Microsoft Word 2013 Level 1B: Formatting for Clarity
Microsoft Word Level 2 & 3 (CT 0027)
Tuition: $345 + GST (Combine & save price for Microsoft Word 2013 Level 2 & 3)
Microsoft Word Level 2: Adding Visual Impact and Clarity
Microsoft Word Level 3: Maximized Efficiency
Microsoft Excel 1A & 1B (CT 0026)
Tuition: $345 + GST (Combine & save price for Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1A & 1B)
Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1A: Fundamentals
Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1B: Spreadsheet Solutions
Microsoft Excel 2 & 3 (CT 0048)
Tuition: $345 + GST (Combine & save price for Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 2 & 3)
Microsoft Excel Level 2: Dynamic Spreadsheets
Microsoft Excel Level 3: Power Tools
There are no formal academic requirements for this program.
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