Administrative Professional: Legal Services

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Saint JohnSeptember 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International
Saint JohnJanuary 2025 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

The Administrative Professional: Legal Services program is designed to develop the broad range of skills required to perform administrative duties vital to a legal office environment. During the first year, learners focus on key software applications to organize, prioritize, manage, and present information in a variety of ways using proper formatting and record-keeping techniques, spreadsheet operations, and accounting principles and tools. Learners are also equipped with the necessary problem-solving and communication skills to articulate information in writing and orally and deliver quality client service. Throughout the second year, emphasis is placed on developing knowledge of the Canadian legal system and the legal administrative professional’s role. Legal terminology, transcription, and legal office skills are developed, and learners are introduced to legal software systems.

Simulations and experiential learning opportunities are used to support skills development throughout the program. A workplace practicum at the end of the program provides networking and relationship building opportunities and the chance to integrate newly acquired knowledge and skills into a legal office setting.

Important Note:

The Winter (January) intake for Administrative Professional: Legal Services is an accelerated delivery, where students continue to be engaged in full-time study for four (4) consecutive 15-week terms (Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter).


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two (2) academic years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency or Canadian Adult Education Credential (CAEC) or Essential Skills Achievement Pathway: Post-Secondary Entry High School Diploma

    NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies
    International Student Admission Equivalencies

    Specific Considerations

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.


    Areas of Study

    • Legal Terminology
    • Legal Office Skills
    • Legal Transcription
    • Legal Software
    • Corporate, Commercial, and Real-Estate Law
    • Family, Wills, and Estate Law
    • Business Communications
    • Accounting – Manual and Computerized
    • Document Formatting and Word Processing
    • Computer Applications
    • Spreadsheets
    • Records and Database Management
    • Client Service

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    12100 - Executive assistants
    13102 - Payroll administrators
    13110 - Administrative assistants
    13111 - Legal administrative assistants
    14100 - General office support workers
    14103 - Court clerks and related court services occupations
    14111 - Data entry clerks

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