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Duration

1 Year

Tuition

$3,662

  Ottawa

Jan 3-Dec 22

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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Student Reviews (3)

Algonquin College

Game development

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.

Algonquin College

do not I repeat Do Not go here

Anonymous

Ottawa • January 12, 2022

Graduated From

Occupational Health and Safety

Overall:

1 out of 5

Instructors:

1 stars

Curriculum:

1 stars

Job Assistance:

1 stars

Terrible. Just Terrible. I went in for culinary management and decided that it was not the course for me. there was a drop out date where you can get all your money back. I reached out that day to drop out, however so many people were doing so that the...

Terrible. Just Terrible. I went in for culinary management and decided that it was not the course for me. there was a drop out date where you can get all your money back. I reached out that day to drop out, however so many people were doing so that they did not have enough staff on to handle how many people were dropping out and did not have enough meetings available. I finally got into contact with a student success leader, and his earliest available day was 7 days after the deadline. he informed me that he could back date the drop out day for me-in which i took his word for it. fast forward over a month later, the fees were not gone on my account, and an email informed me that I had supposedly not dropped out on time. I had to send in proof of emails regarding the entire situation, that I did drop out on time and that their school did not have enough staff on to handle how many people dropped out. a staff member informed me that they would get back in touch with me after everything was sorted out. now, January, they inform me that I still owe fees on a kit that I returned. They said it was not good enough to resell. lets get this clear, the kit was horrendous. terrible equipment that looked as though it came from the dollar store. the only thing missing in the kit was plastic covers that go on some of the utensils-and even those were in the bag still. the uniform had been worn for a total of under 12 hours-yet it is unsellable. so here I am, stuck with nearly 1000 dollars left to pay a school for a terrible kit, from an education I did not receive. My opinion: do not go to this school. It will mess up your life and hassle you for months

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