The Paralegal/Legal Assistant program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to work in a variety of legal settings.  Emphasis is placed on developing expertise, understanding and preparation of legal documents.  Graduates are qualified to pursue successful careers as legal secretaries in law firms and in legal clerical positions within the federal and provincial governments.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

Students must meet one (1) of the following admission requirements:

  • High school graduation or
  • GED or equivalent or
  • Mature student – Detailed resume outlining experience and qualifications must be submitted.

COURSES:

  • Legal Office Procedures
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Legal Transcription
  • Foundations of Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Property Law
  • Real Estate
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Keyboarding/Outlook
  • Microsoft Word
  • Advanced Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Communications/Records Management
  • Advertising & Social Media
  • Manual Accounting
  • Career Skills
  • Work Placement

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Courses and content may change to enhance program quality

SALARY EXPECTATIONS:

$23,500-$33,500

TUITION & FEES:

Enrollment Fee: $100.00 (non-refundable)
Tuition: $9195.00
Textbooks: $1750.00 (approximately)
Student Fee: $125.00
Student Protection Fee: $91.95 (1% of tuition)

STUDENT LOAN INFORMATION:

Provincial and Federal student loans are available to qualifying students. For more information on applying for a student loan, New Brunswick residents should contact New Brunswick Student Financial Services at www.studentaid.gnb.ca. If you have not lived in New Brunswick for the past 12 months, or if you are currently living in another province, please contact your provincial Student Financial Aid office.

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SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:

Atlantic Business College Scholarship

Each year Atlantic Business College provides $1000 tuition reduction scholarships to deserving students attending full-time programs. Students must be graduating from a participating New Brunswick High School in June and attending ABC in September. Scholarships are awarded through high school Guidance Departments.

Gender Equality Scholarship

The Gender Equality Scholarship program is intended to encourage women and men, entering their first year at a New Brunswick college, to seek a non-traditional career where
participation to date by women and men in these fields has been limited. For more information please visit our site at:

http://www.gnb.ca/0012/Womens-Issues/wg-es/resources/scholarship-e.asp

ScholarshipsCanada.com

This website provides a full range of scholarships available to Canadian residents who are attending post-secondary institutions. The search list can be defined by province, program and various other criteria.

http://www.scholarshipscanada.com.

APARTMENT RENTAL INFORMATION :

Link for apartment rental information:  www.statestreetproperties.ca 
 www.killamproperties.com
 www.kijiji.ca/h-fredericton/1700018

 

Students may also contact the New Brunswick Rentalsman’s Office.

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