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Paralegal / Legal Assistant

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Paralegal / Legal Assistant

Stratford's legal assistant/paralegal course is designed to help students gain valuable knowledge about a supportive career in the legal system.

The convenient home study program begins with an exploration of the law office itself, learning the details of how it is organized and run on a day-to-day basis. The legal assistant/paralegal training course then provides a solid foundation in the legal system and the work of legal professionals in civil and criminal cases.

Overall, Stratford's course can help you learn how to perform vital tasks that contribute to the legal system.

We offer affordable monthly payment programs and online learning tools for an comprehensive learning experience. Enrol today!
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Module 1
Office Procedures and Administration for Canadian Legal Assistants

Law Office Administrative Systems
An Introduction to Budgeting and Income Projection
Time Management
Records and Information Management
The Law Office Library
Communications and Technology for Law Offices
Computer Essentials for Legal Assistants
Office Telephone Systems
Advanced Computer Applications for Law Firms
Legal Research

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Module 2
An Introduction to Law

Purpose and History of Law
The Rights and Freedoms of Canadians
Barriers to Achieving Equality
Criminal Law and Criminal Offences
The Criminal Code
Drug Use, Drinking, and Driving

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Module 3
More Concepts of Law

Bringing the Accused to Trial
Trial Procedure
From Sentencing to Release
The Youth Justice System
Tort and Dispute Resolution
Negligence and Other Torts

Legal Assistant/Paralegal Module 4
Advanced Concepts of Law

Family Law
Children and Family Law
Division of Family Property and Spousal Support
Contract Law
Carrying Out the Contract
Landlord and Tenant Law
Employment Law

This educational program is an introductory course designed to help students gain knowledge necessary for the vocational application of this subject. Completion of this program does not fulfill the legal requirements of particular state licenses or certifications, which may require additional training or apprenticeships.

We take great pride in providing you with the most up-to-date accounting course textbooks and equipment. One or more of the above-mentioned subjects may, therefore, change if updating becomes necessary during the course of your studies. The order in which the accounting course material is presented may vary.
Legal Assistant/Paralegal Program

"I now understand the finer points of the law. I really enjoyed the course and the new things I've learned."

Edmund B.

"This course has helped me learn a lot about the legal field, which can be beneficial in many areas of my life."

Judith O.