Legal careers

A career in the legal field can be both intellectually fulfilling and financially rewarding.

Increased demand for legal services has sparked opportunities for legal administrative assistants and paralegals in law firms and corporate legal departments across British Columbia.

Local law firms look for UFV grads when hiring because of their in-depth understanding of the Canadian legal system, coupled with top-notch research and technology skills.

UFV offers the following training options in the field of law to help you launch and grow your legal career:

Legal Administrative Assistant

Become a trained legal administrative assistant and support legal professionals in law, corporate, government, notary, insurance, or real estate offices.

Credential: Certificate
Format: Full time: September, in person | January, online
Duration: September, 5 months | January, 7 months
Start dates: January, September

Paralegal certificate

If you are already working as a legal administrative assistant and looking for career advancement or new challenges in the field of law, consider training as a paralegal.

Credential: Certificate
Format: Part time
Duration: 1–3 years
Start dates: January, September

Paralegal diploma

A UFV Paralegal diploma enables you to seize exciting opportunities in the field of law and equips you to give legal advice and appear in court.

Credential: Diploma
Format: Part time
Duration: 1–3 years
Start dates: January, September

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