CapU’s Paralegal Diploma graduates work for law firms, in-house counsel and government agencies under the supervision of a lawyer, performing interesting and rewarding substantive and procedural legal work.
The Paralegal Diploma program is designed for students who have already completed at least of two years of post-secondary education or equivalent learning experience and are offered:
- Full-time (two years) – courses are taken in-person during the day; or
- Part-time (five years) – courses are taken online in the evenings or asynchronously (two courses per term, on average) – this option is available starting Fall 2023 and has been developed for students who live outside the lower mainland.
Both options have a September intake and have the same admission and course requirements.
Paralegal Diploma students take substantive law, procedural law and legal skills courses and are required to complete a six-month paid practicum at the end of their studies.