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PARALEGAL

PROGRAM DETAILS

TYPE:Diploma
TIME:Morning or Afternoon
DURATION:77 Weeks
FIELD PLACEMENT:Available
CAMPUSES:Specific ( INQUIRE )
NOC Code:4211
PROGRAM OUTLINEParalegal Program Outline NBParalegal Program Outline NS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Looking for an introduction to Canada’s legal system? Paralegals boast one of the highest employment rates in Canada, and provide an essential roster of services for law firms. You’ll be responsible for preparing essential documents, maintaining records and files, and undertaking research projects. Modules covered in the Eastern College Paralegal program will provide you with expertise in legal terminology, major areas of practice, and the code of ethics and professional behaviour required for success.

Every lawyer and every law firm has a great team working hard with them behind the scenes. Contact us today for more information about becoming a Paralegal!

STUDENTS RECEIVE

  • 8-week field placement
  • ONE-ON-ONE JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Paralegal program will qualify grads to pursue positions within law firms, administrative tribunals, government agencies, legal aid clinics and the courts.

EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HIRED EASTERN GRADS

  • Thompson & Thompson Law
  • Foster & Company
  • Foreign Canada
  • Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia
  • Department of Justice
  • Office of the Attorney General

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status.  Please call the campus for more details.

RESOURCE ARTICLE: THE CAREER DIVERSITY OF PARALEGALS

Rows of books on library shelf Did you know that the average Canadian paralegal makes $50,000 per year? By contrast, the average Canadian lawyer makes $70,000 per year—but here is a critical difference: lawyers spend seven years in university, while paralegals only need to spend one year at Eastern College. Most people don’t have $30,000 per year to spend on law school, either. They have different responsibilities, but anyone interested in law needs to take note of that.

Entry-level lawyers need to spend six more years in school just to make $70,000 per year, and they still need to spend several years at a much lower salary before they become practising lawyers. On the other hand …continue reading!

Discover a rewarding career in the legal sector!
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