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Next Cohort: Sep 5-Sep 5
Sep 5-Sep 5
Jan 2 - Jan 2 2026
Gain the skills to practice as a licensed Paralegal and enjoy a rewarding and respected career in the legal field. Paralegals act independently to represent clients in provincial offences court for cases involving highway traffic offences, municipal by-law issues, liquor licensing, occupational health and safety, and civil litigation matters presented in small claims court. They also represent clients in the Ontario Court of Justice when charges involve less serious criminal offences, or in tribunal proceedings such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Human Rights Commission, and the Landlord and Tenant Board. In Ontario, paralegals are non-lawyer licensed agents who provide the public with legal services in specified areas of practice for a fee.
What You’ll Learn
- Develop skills and knowledge within the parameters established by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) and the Law Society Act.
- Written and oral advocacy skills, ethical and professional conduct in legal processes, administrative law, alternative dispute resolution, highway traffic act, small claims court, administrative tribunals, torts and contracts, employment law, immigration, and residential tenancy.
- Sound theoretical and practical foundation in all areas of authorized legal practice, legal ethics, small business practice and business management skills.
- Structure, work and organization of the Ontario court system, and of quasi-judicial administrative boards, tribunals and regulatory bodies.
- How to work as an effective legal team member.
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Next Cohort: Sep 5-Sep 5
Student Reviews (3)
I graduated 5 years ago, so this is maybe old and not relevant. The professors were knowledgable and very easy to talk to. They will be available to you when you need them. The coop helped me get a great job n IT, so I shouldn't complain, but it was ha...
I graduated 5 years ago, so this is maybe old and not relevant. The professors were knowledgable and very easy to talk to. They will be available to you when you need them. The coop helped me get a great job n IT, so I shouldn't complain, but it was hard work figuring out where to go and managing administration. So the learning here is really good but I hope they smoothed out this process for getting students into coops.
I got to work with McMaster University through the BTech (bachelor of technology) partnership program. Through this I was able to complete my diploma at Mohawk and get a degree at McMaster in IT in about 2.5 years. I took the software engineering techn...
I got to work with McMaster University through the BTech (bachelor of technology) partnership program. Through this I was able to complete my diploma at Mohawk and get a degree at McMaster in IT in about 2.5 years. I took the software engineering technology stream and learned more about how to "do" and build technology than some of my friends in university CompSci programs. A lot of my courses were online and I appreciated the free time this gave me to study when I wanted to. As an added bonus, I got a training in business and product development in building software and infrastructure. This is key because it helped me get a job and get promoted faster because I had the technical and PM experience.