Paralegals and legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents. Paralegals and legal assistants are found in all types of organizations, but most work for law firms, corporate legal departments, and government agencies. (Occupational Outlook Handbook)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below.
The University of Manitoba does not offer the legal assistant training that is often required to be a legal assistant and paralegal in Manitoba. Please view the links below and above for more information about training programs and employment requirements for specific regions in Canada. If you are a University of Manitoba student who would like assistance determining an education plan that suits your unique occupational goals, speak with a Career Consultant.
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Date modified: January 9, 2019