|Faculty:||St. Clair College Centre for the Arts
|Field of Study:||Legal Assistant/Paralegal
|Description:||If you're looking for a rewarding career in the social justice arena, the Paralegal program at St. Clair College will provide the necessary education, knowledge and skills to get you started.
A Paralegal provides legal services to clients within the permitted scope of practice. This includes representing clients in provincial offences court, which includes highway traffic offences, municipal by-law matters, liquor license cases, occupational health and safety issues, as well as civil litigation matters in small claims court. Paralegals may also appear in the Ontario Court of Justice representing clients charged with less serious criminal offences. Paralegals may represent clients in a broad range of tribunals such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, Human Rights Commission, and Landlord and Tenant Board, to name a few. Paralegal is now a licensed profession with the Law Society of Upper Canada and St. Clair College's program will prepare students to meet this accreditation process. Students applying to this program should have effective time-management skills, be detail-oriented, well-organized and able to work independently towards deadlines and under pressure. Students should have strong oral and written communication skills.