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Paralegal Post-Diploma Certificate





The Paralegal Post-Diploma Certificate program is a part-time program for those who are already working in the legal field as Legal Assistants. This paralegal program is endorsed by the Alberta Association of Professional Paralegals. This one-year certificate includes eight theory-based courses and one consolidated practicum course. This program will prepare graduates to focus on contracts law, professional ethics, legal research, legal drafting, torts, rules of evidence and legal interviewing. The Paralegal Post-Diploma Certificate will allow graduates to take on more responsibility within the legal field under the supervision of a lawyer.


September 5, 2023

January 8, 2024

Program Length:

4 Terms + Practicum

Delivery Method:



$6660.00 for all courses and practicum. Payment plans are available.



Admission Requirements:

· Successful completion of  English 20-1 or 60% in English 20-2

· Graduate of an approved legal assistant program

· Minimum of one year of experience working as a legal assistant

Candidates where English is a Second Language (ESL) must meet the English Language Proficiency requirement in addition to the Academic English requirement.

Program Details:

PLGL 1001: Contracts Law

Examine the history and major principles of Contracts Law and the practical application of it in a variety of situations. You will learn about the formation of contracts, elements of a valid and enforceable contract, and types of damages for breach of contract.

PLGL 1002: Professional Ethics

Learn to recognize the ethical responsibilities to your clients, and to the Paralegal profession.  This course will focus on teaching you to identify ethical issues including conflict of interest, confidentiality, and more. Learn to analyze and apply your learning to a variety of scenarios to determine appropriate actions and resolutions for best case outcomes.

PLGL 1003: Legal Research

Develop a comprehensive understanding of the legal process, including research tools and methods. An emphasis is places on how to perform an initial case analysis to obtain accurate information efficiently and effectively.

PLGL 1004: Legal Analysis

Experience an introduction to basic legal analysis through the study of case law, legislation and narrative authorities. You will learn to identify legal issues and rules, and how to apply the law to specific fact situations.

PLGL 1005: Legal Drafting

Build the skills needed to competently draft complex legal documents. You will learn to use legal research in developing legal briefs, submissions, opinions and contacts.

PLGL 1006: Torts Law

This introduction to Tort Law comes in the form of studying case law and statutes, with a focus on the law of negligence, and including an introduction to the assessment of damages in negligence.

PLGL 1007: Legal Interviewing

Acquire tools to conduct legal interviews, in addition to developing the critical thinking skills and other techniques needed to gain the right information. Students will gain an understanding of the role of the Paralegal with regard to interviewing clients, witnesses, and understanding the social and interpersonal challenges of conducting an effective legal interview.

PLGL 1008: Rules of Evidence

Examine the rules of evidence and learn to analyze and critically apply these rules. Students will gain an understanding of what types of evidence are admissible and strategies to effectively present evidence in court.

PLGL 1009: Work Experience

Apply the knowledge gained and skills developed in this program into a professional hands-on work environment in the legal industry. Demonstrate your professionalism, expertise, and critical thinking skills while gaining experience with Paralegal work in a law office.

Program Materials:


Personal Computer (PC) or laptop with a reliable internet connection.

The software used in this course works best in a PC environment and is not usually compatible with MAC or Apple products.

Some Textbooks will be required and will be available through our main campus bookstore.

How To Register:

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