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Algonquin Careers Academy Set to Launch New Law Program in January

14 JAN 2013
Topic : New Program

Classes for the new Legal Assistant program offered at Algonquin Careers Academy’s Ottawa campus will commence in January 2013

Algonquin Careers Academy is proud to offer its Legal Assistant program at their Ottawa campus. The first class starts on January 14, 2013.

Legal Assistant students will learn the technical and clerical skills they will need to aid a lawyer. Graduates of the program will be specialists in law office administration, with a solid foundation in legal terminology and creating legal documents.

Students will get a career-focused look at aspects of the law, including wills and power of attorney; civil litigation and family law; real estate, corporate and commercial law. Although the program courses are designed specifically for the legal trade, students will develop strong administrative expertise that will allow for broad career flexibility.

The Legal Assistant program prepares students to work in a diversity of settings, including:

  •     Government (Federal, Provincial, Municipal)
  •     Large and Medium Sized Corporations
  •     Law and Paralegal Firms.
  •     Banks/Financial Institutions
  •     Insurance Companies
  •     Legal Clinics
  •     Other Office Administrative Settings


Students at Algonquin Careers Academy will also have access to all the other advantages offered at the college, including the non-paid co-op program that students can participate in for on-the-job experience. This practical placement will help students build their resume while also allowing them to build their professional networks.

The addition of a Legal Assistant program brings Algonquin’s total programs offered up to twelve, with career focused classes ranging from Accounting and Payroll training to Pharmacy Technician courses. It will join an existing Paralegal program already available at their Ottawa and Mississauga locations. Algonquin’s Paralegal training is fully accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Algonquin Careers Academy is a private, Canadian-owned career college that was established in 1981. The college has their mandate to consistently offer small sized, career-focused classes led by industry-experienced professionals. With campuses both in Ottawa and Mississauga, Ontario, Algonquin Careers Academy offers programs in Healthcare, Business and Law, and Travel. The college also offers a wide range of online and distance education course options.