Flexible Paralegal Career Training

Paralegals play a vital role in our legal system. Professionals in this field assist attorneys in trials, organize case files, prepare trial notes, perform legal research, conduct client interviews and provide crucial support to a variety of legal proceedings.

If you’re interested in the legal field and are looking to pursue a rewarding professional law career (without spending years in school), you’re in the right place.

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Start your journey toward a new career today by requesting program details.

Paralegals play a vital role in our legal system. Professionals in this field assist attorneys in trials, organize case files, prepare trial notes, perform legal research, conduct client interviews and provide crucial support to a variety of legal proceedings.

If you’re interested in the legal field and are looking to pursue a rewarding professional law career (without spending years in school), you’re in the right place.

Remote Learning Option

Many Eastern College students are pursuing a new career by continuing their education through remote learning. Our goal is to ensure our existing and new students continue to work toward their new career and a brighter future.

Remote learning is currently running in the province of New Brunswick only.

What Does Remote Learning Look Like?

  • Instructor-led classes held live on video over the Internet
  • Follow the same schedule with classes held at the same time
  • Class discussions and debates continue through video
  • One-on-one student check-ins with instructors
  • It is not online learning as you are guided through the learning with your instructor and classmates

Become a Paralegal in as Little as 18 Months*

The Paralegal program from Eastern College, offered both on-campus and remote, provides the practical training, real-world experience and dedicated support it takes to pursue a rewarding legal career in less than 2 years.

You’ll Learn:

  • Proper procedures and terminology used in the legal system
  • Research
  • Problem solving
  • Communication

Job-focused Paralegal Courses Include:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • IT in the Law Office
  • And more!

Why Become a Valued Paralegal

COMPETITIVE SALARY

Paralegals’ salaries reflect the demand needed for knowledgeable and skilled professionals. According to the Job Bank of Canada, the median hourly wage for paralegals in Nova Scotia is $24.73 per hour**. With additional experience or specialization working in a firm, you could earn up to $38.42 per hour**.

BE IN-DEMAND

Paralegals provide a variety of essential services for law firms and corporations. Because they are so valuable, they have one of the highest employment rates in Canada. With an employment rate of 100%, you can feel confident pursuing rewarding work in the legal field***.

FAST-PACED WORK ENVIRONMENT

As a paralegal, no two days will be the same. Every case and every client is different. In a single day, you may find yourself doing research, meeting a client, and in the courtroom with the legal team. If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, a paralegal career could be a good fit for you.

A LAW CAREER IN LESS TIME

Unlike lawyers, who have to complete years of formal education and pass the bar exam to practice law, becoming a qualified Paralegal allows you to launch a rewarding career in the legal field in less than 2 years. The experience you gain as a Paralegal can also provide an excellent foundation to potentially advance within the legal profession.

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of the Eastern College Paralegal program you’ll be prepared to pursue rewarding positions in a variety of interesting settings, including:

  • Law Firms
  • Administrative Tribunals
  • Government Agencies
  • Legal Aid Clinics
  • The Courts

You can also specialize in various areas such as:

  • Real Estate
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual Property
  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law 

Get Program Details

Click the button below to request details about our Paralegal Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

What Our Graduates Say

Anthony Waddell

“Great atmosphere and caring staff”

The material that is taught is always hands-on and allows students to stay ahead of the “curve” in their career choice. Great atmosphere and caring staff make for an exceptional vocational college.

Joy

“Great classes, and still so many months to go!”

Wonderful staff, great classes, and still so many months to go! I’m sure they are going to be fantastic. If you’re looking for a school, this one is the best!.

Devon Green

“I was given the tools to be successful”

I am so thankful for the people and the education I received at Eastern College. I was given the tools to be successful and create an income off the education I received. Not only did this school land me the career I have now, I have life long friendships with the people I met here! I highly recommend this school !

Why Study to Become a Paralegal with Eastern College

1ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCE

Eastern’s Paralegal Diploma program includes an 8-week field placement in a professional law setting. You’ll feel confident and fully prepared to make the transition from student to working legal professional after you gain practical experience and real industry connections during your field placement.

2HALF-DAY CLASSES

At Eastern, you’ll only put in 4-hour days, so you’ll have the flexibility you need for your busy life. With half-day classes, you can continue to put your energy into what matters most in your life.

3FAST-TRACK TRAINING

You will receive the job-specific skills you need to get into your career within a condensed amount of time, so that you can get to work right away. Get job ready faster!

4DEDICATED CAREER SERVICES

Eastern College offers job placement assistance and ongoing Career Services to all of our graduates. Get expert advice on how to nail interviews and take your resume to the next level. You’ll feel prepared to enter your chosen field with our Career Services team on your side.

5MONTHLY PROGRAM START DATES

At Eastern College, we have programs that start monthly so you never have to wait long to start your learning journey.

6ONE COURSE AT A TIME

When learning at Eastern, you will never feel overwhelmed in your program. You will complete one course at a time, allowing the focus to be on excelling in your studies.

Get Program Details

Click the button below to request details about our Paralegal Program including:

Career Prospects
Funding Options
Tuition Costs
Start Dates
Canada Job Grant

Not Sure You’re Ready for Career Training?

Take the Eastern College “Career Training Readiness” Quiz

This fun online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete, and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style, plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.

Financial Aid and Bursary Options Available

Our financial services team is here to make sure that you get access to all the resources that are available to you, such as student loans, bursaries, student lines of credit, lifelong learning plans, and employer- or union-sponsored education programs. Each student’s situation is unique. Our dedicated financial services team will help you discover all of your financial aid options. Learn about your funding options today.

Is Paralegal Career Training Right for You?

If you’re interested in learning more about Paralegal career training at Eastern College, fill out the form. A helpful Career Advisor will assist with everything from career questions to financial aid and help you discover the perfect career path for you.

*Program length when completed in normal time

**Source: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/wagereport/occupation/16074

***Source: Employment Rate based on 2022 contactable Eastern graduates employed in a related field.

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