Course Description

Many people are overwhelmed by the justice system and the cost of legal representation. Paralegals help their clients navigate through the process and answer key questions. Licensed paralegals can also represent their clients in court. The Law Society of Ontario accredits this program.

Thanks to a diploma students are qualified to apply for a Class P1 licence, which opens doors to:

  • Fee-for-service advocate, representing clients in Criminal Court, Provincial Offences Court, Small Claims Court or before administrative tribunals such as the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board.
  • Provincial offence prosecutors, paralegals in federal and provincial government legal departments, legal assistants in law offices and community legal clinics and court administration support staff.
  • Be part of a legal team supporting lawyers dealing with complex issues and cases, in-house client services within government ministries, administrative agencies, private corporations, trade unions and professional associations.

Is it for you?

If you’re drawn to the law, you can begin a rewarding career as a licensed paralegal in as little as two years. Successful candidates have:

  • An analytical mind
  • The ability to see problems from different perspectives
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • A desire to help others

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