Turn on the TV, and you’re likely to see a law firm saving the day. Courtroom dramas are just the beginning — the law affects all aspects of our lives, from family conflicts to estate planning and government contracts, with plenty of intricate puzzles and meaningful stories along the way. Has it ever made you want to work in law?
Becoming a lawyer certainly seems like an enticing career, but studying for the LSATs, paying for law school and passing the bar can make the whole process feel daunting. Did you know there’s another career path where you can use your sharp mind, strong research skills, superior organization and stellar communication skills to do meaningful legal work?
The Vancouver Career College’s Paralegal program equips students for an exciting and profitable career in law firms, corporate legal departments, government agencies, financial institutions and other important organizations. As a paralegal you’ll be right in the thick of things — working with clients, drafting briefs, anticipating roadblocks and problem-solving challenges — and you don’t have to invest an overwhelming amount of time and money before you get to work. You’ll graduate from the Vancouver Career College program in just over a year, including a four-week practicum where you’ll gain valuable real-world legal experience.
Paralegal courses in Vancouver
The Vancouver Career College Paralegal program gives students an introduction to a variety of law types and useful skills:
- Effective business writing and computer skills
- Legal office procedures, documentation and litigation procedures
- Criminal law and evidence
- Corporate and commercial law
- Family law
- Wills and estates planning
- Law of torts
- Contract law
- Real estate law and conveyancing
- Intellectual property
- Credit and collection procedures
You’ll learn a wide range of skills to help regular people navigate some of the most stressful and confusing moments in their lives. You’ll also be well-prepared for a stable career in a variety of environments, and you’ll be able to earn a great annual salary — Work BC says the 2019 annual median salary was $60, 170.
If you sign up before the end of the month, you can get a $5000 scholarship to put towards your tuition! Vancouver Career College offers rolling start dates, so you don’t have to worry about waitlists or deferring your training. Class sizes are small, and your instructors bring real-world industry experience into the classroom.