Legal

Professional Legal Assistant

The Professional Legal Assistant (PLA) program provides students with the fundamental theoretical and practical aspects of the legal profession, ranging from the structure of federal and provincial laws to hands-on processes for preparing legal documents and more.

Sundance College’s program includes a 5 week practical work experience in a lawyer’s office, legal department or other appropriate legal setting. Graduating students receive a full range of professional Career Services covering resume & marketing materials preparation, interview skills, job search techniques & support, and employer interview referrals and matching.

Professional Legal Assistant

Career Opportunities

  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legal Receptionist
  • Administrative Professional
  • Office Coordinator
  • Executive Assistant
  • Law Clerk

Program Synopsis

  • Diploma

    Academic Credential

  • Up to $72,289

    What You Could Earn in this Career Field

    Average 2015 Alberta Salary, www.alis.alberta.ca

  • 46 Weeks

    Program Duration

  • 5 Weeks

    Practicum Duration

Career Knowledge & Skills: Areas of Focus

  • Legal Office Procedures
  • Real Estate Law & Conveyancing
  • Civil Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Legal Research
  • Legal Software
  • Energy Industry Fundamentals
  • Legal Issues in Renewables & Sustainability
  • Energy Management Principles
  • Business Communications
  • MicroSoft Office Computer Skills
  • Becoming A Master Student
  • Career Management
  • Practicum – hands-on job experience with an employer

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