Professional Legal Assistant

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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,

  • 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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