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Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate of Achievement

Closed for Fall 2020

Credential: Certificate (non-credit)
Available: Continuing Education Classroom

Program Description

Are you detail-oriented and enjoy a fast-paced environment? If so, a career in the legal administration field may be for you. In today’s law offices, legal administrative assistants are in high demand. They are an essential part of the legal team and play a critical role in helping law firms run smoothly.

Gain the knowledge, skills and real-world experience needed to pursue a career in today’s sophisticated legal environment through SAIT’s  Legal Administrative Assistant  program. Our program is widely recognized in the field, preparing top-notch legal assistants for careers in law offices and legal departments nationwide.

Our newly redesigned, skills-based curriculum covers a wide range of legal, administrative and technical topics needed for success in this field.

Our instructors include experienced legal assistants, paralegals and lawyers who will help you understand what’s expected of you in the real world. Your practical training will cover keyboarding, computer applications, law office procedures and legal research.

You will also acquire an understanding of how to work effectively with lawyers and their clients, in addition to learning the nature of the legal office environment. Your courses may include general law courses such as corporate law, real estate law and litigation law taught by professionals with real-world expertise.

Careers: Administrative Assistant | Legal Assistant 

Admission Requirements

There are no entrance requirements for this program. After you have registered for one course, fill out and submit the Program Declaration Form to Office of the Registrar.


Ten courses are required to complete the program. Review the list below:

ENGL-205 Grammer and Proofreading Classroom
LEGA-205 Keyboard Skill-Building Classroom
LEGA-215 Legal Computer Applications I Classroom
LEGA-255 Law Office Procedures Classroom
LEGA-265 Legal Computer Applications II Classroom
LEGL-200 Introduction to Law Classroom
LEGL-210 Corporate Law Classroom
LEGL-250 Legal Writing I Classroom
LEGL-260 Litigation Law I Classroom
LEGL-270 Real Estate Law I Classroom

You have up to five years to complete all certificate courses; you must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).


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