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Paralegal Studies


Paralegal Studies

Duration: 5.5 semesters plus 8 week work term
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Faculty: Justice
Certification: Diploma of Social Sciences

Program Description

The Paralegal Studies program prepares graduates to work as support staff within the legal profession. Students will acquire an understanding of general principles of Canadian law and receive theoretical and practical training in specific legal subjects, legal ethics, and small business requirements. Under the supervision of a professional lawyer, students will learn to interview clients, conduct legal research, prepare documents, and help legal professionals prepare for trials. A high level of skills, ability to effectively organize, and manage a variety of tasks simultaneously are essential for persons interested in this demanding field.

Program Courses

Administrative Law Introduction to Law
Bookkeeping Keyboarding
Civil Procedure Legal Office Procedures
Communication Skills Legal Research and Writing
Consumer Law Motor Vehicle Offenses
Contracts I PCLaw
Contracts II Professional Responsibility and Legal Ethics
Corporate Law Property Law
Criminal Law I Real Estate Transactions
Criminal Law II Small Claims Court Practice and Advocacy
Criminal Procedure Spreadsheets
Debt Collection Student Success
Employment Law Tort Law
Evidence I Wills, Trusts, and Estates
Evidence II Word Processing
Family Law Work Term
Insurance Law  

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Paralegal Studies program, which includes a work term, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) in legal and law-related environments. Opportunities exist in the legal departments of governments and their agencies, private companies, life insurance, real estate, banking and paralegal firms.  A small sample of Academy Canada’s excellent employers include:

Benson Buffett
Cox & Palmer
Bussey Horwood Law Group
Gittens & Associates

Newfoundland and Labrador Legal Aid Commission
Office of the Citizens' Representative
Roebothan McKay and Marshall
Roger Rogers Moyse

Entrance Requirements

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