Paralegals, Legal Assistants, and Legal Secretaries play an important role in today’s justice system. They work closely with lawyers and Crown prosecutors and serve as valued members of a legal team. Graduates from our Paralegal Diploma Program look forward to satisfying careers working under the supervision of a lawyer. Although Paralegals cannot provide legal advice, but they do provide vital assistance to trial and case preparation. If you are a detail-oriented, organized individual interested in the intriguing field of law, then Maritime Business College’s Paralegal Diploma Program is a great fit for you.
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Maritime Business College’s Paralegal Program uses a modular system of training. Modular programs use theoretical and practical issues that are closely integrated with clearly-defined learning outcomes. Some of the courses in the program include:
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The Paralegal Diploma Program at Maritime Business College is equips students with the knowledge and practical skills to function effectively as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant. As a successful graduate, you will enter the professional world with confidence after gaining plenty of practical experience in necessary administrative and legal matters.
To ensure that students thrive in a stimulating environment, our Paralegal diploma program employs a variety of educational techniques. In addition to traditional classroom instruction, your experience will be supplemented with field trips, guest speakers, industry videos, team projects, online interaction, case studies, role-playing, and mock simulation.
Experienced Paralegal professionals may choose to specialize in a particular area of law, such as: Litigation, Personal Injury, Corporate Law, Intellectual Property, Labour Law, Bankruptcy, Immigration, Family Law, or Real Estate.
Paralegal students at Maritime Business College finish their courses in 12 consecutive months, followed by two months of on-the-job training. During this period, students have a winter break, spring break, summer break, and are off on statutory holidays.