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Behind the Scenes of the Legal Team: Exploring Oulton College's Paralegal/Legal Assistant Diploma Program

The Oulton College Paralegal Courses or Legal Assistant Diploma Program allows our students to experience the excitement and high-stakes world of law. Paralegals and Legal Assistants are an essential part of the legal team, providing support to lawyers in all major areas of law, including civil litigation, criminal, family, estates, corporate and property.

As a student in this program, you will learn how to prepare legal correspondence and court documents to a high professional standard and will be trained to research case law and statutes to be able to apply that research in case studies. Our experienced legal professionals will give you the insight and training necessary to succeed in a legal career. Our instructors will ensure that you master the required skills through extensive practice, collaboration, and real-world experiences.

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Our graduates work primarily with lawyers to help manage their client files and prepare for court proceedings, but that is not the only path open to you as a grad. The skills you obtain with this diploma will also prepare you for work in corporate legal departments, government agencies, insurance companies, and real estate agencies.

What sets our program apart is the comprehensive instruction we provide in legal transcription, law office procedures, legal theory, legal research, Microsoft Office, and advanced keyboarding. We ensure that you have a solid understanding of the common law legal system, the criminal law process, family law, contracts, torts, corporate law, and property law.


At Oulton College, we believe in a hands-on approach to learning, which is why we place our students for a 2-week practicum in a legal office upon completion of 9 months of classroom instruction. This provides you with the opportunity to gain practical experience in the industry and put your newly acquired skills to the test.

The Paralegal/Legal Assistant Diploma Program at Oulton College is the perfect choice for anyone looking to pursue a legal career. With our comprehensive instruction, experienced instructors, and practical experience opportunities, you will be fully prepared to succeed in this exciting field.

Join us for the September – June term and embark on a new career in law!