Algonquin College


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School:Algonquin College
Field of Study:Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Description:This one year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, offered in three semesters, prepares graduates to apply to the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) to become licensed paralegals. Paralegals are non-lawyers providing legal services in specified areas of practice to the public for a fee. The type of work that a licensed paralegal can perform is governed by the LSUC, and this program is restricted to those areas of law.

Students learn about case management and trial preparation in areas such as small claims court proceedings, provincial offences and summary conviction cases, as well as administrative tribunals. An emphasis is placed on ethics and professional responsibility issues, and the requirements of running a business and reporting to clients. Students acquire practical skills in a hands-on environment in preparation for becoming licensed paralegals, and gain valuable applied experience in practice management, case management, and ethical and professional responsibility matters through participation in a mandatory, unpaid field placement, which occurs at the end of the course work portion of the final term.
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $5,898

Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $5,898 International tuition/ancillary fees: $12,461

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on June 23, 2017