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Duration

1 Year

Tuition

$3,662

  Ottawa

Sep 5-Sep 5

Commitment

Full-Time

Delivery

Classroom

Credential

Graduate Certificate

Year Founded

1967

Scholarships

no

The Paralegal Ontario College Graduate Certificate program prepares you to apply to the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) to become a licensed paralegal. This program is offered in three consecutive semesters followed by a mandatory 120-hour field placement which gives you the opportunity to practise your skills and apply your knowledge to a real or simulated work environment.

This program is accredited by the LSO. It prepares you for a career in which you provide legal services to the public in specified areas of practice. Learn in a hands-on environment, acquiring practical skills from experienced and dedicated faculty.

Study areas of law that are relevant to the type of work a licensed paralegal can perform, as governed by the LSO. You learn about case management and trial preparation in areas such as: small claims court proceedings, provincial offences and summary conviction matters and proceedings before administrative tribunals.

You’ll complete hands-on activities, including participating in mock trials. Learn about ethics, professional responsibility and the requirements of running a legal services firm.

What You’ll Learn

  • Work within areas of permitted practice and articulate limitations on representation for paralegals.
  • Develop and assess strategies which adhere to the professional and ethical requirements of the Paralegal Rules of Conduct.
  • Research, analyze, interpret and apply the provisions of legislation and case law to client situations using proper legal citation methods.
  • Conduct trial and tribunal advocacy in accordance with the permitted scope of practice of a paralegal by utilizing the applicable structure, process, and jurisdictional authority of courts and administrative tribunals.
  • Select and employ effective human relations, interpersonal, and intervention strategies to assist in resolving conflicts.
  • Develop a coherent case management strategy and execute it effectively.
  • Select and utilize information technology resources and current industry computer software.
  • Communicate effectively and persuasively, both orally and in writing, using accurate legal terminology.
  • Create legal documents and correspondence required for use by clients and on behalf of clients.
  • Investigate and utilize paralegal business practices competently and effectively.
  • Develop time management and organizational skills to meet the timelines and limitation periods within a legal environment.
  • Identify and apply discipline specific practices that contribute to the local and global community through social responsibility, economic commitment and environmental stewardship.

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Anonymous

Cambridge • January 18, 2023

Graduated From

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Anonymous

Ottawa • January 24, 2022

Graduated From

Game - Development

Overall:

4 out of 5

Instructors:

4 stars

Curriculum:

3 stars

Job Assistance:

4 stars

Algonquin is one of the best colleges in ontario for virtually every type of student. Even if you’re coming from abroad, Algonquin has some exceptional opportunities for you.

As soon as you step foot on campus in Ottawa, success is within you...

Algonquin is one of the best colleges in ontario for virtually every type of student. Even if you’re coming from abroad, Algonquin has some exceptional opportunities for you.

As soon as you step foot on campus in Ottawa, success is within your grasp. This is a school that wants us all to succeed. I’m in the game development program, where I have a lot on my plate. But with the services available, including specialized software available on the computers on campus, study rooms, and thankfully high speed internet, it never feels overwhelming. It feels like I’m doing what I was meant to do.

The teachers have worked on games themselves and know about both the technical side of things as well as the business/industry side of things. Having the ability to develop connections is essential in this business, so im told.

This is a school that will give you the tools you need to succeed, but it’s up to you to use them.

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