Centennial College

Paralegal

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School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Business
Degree:Certificate; Online
Field of Study:Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Description:Access to justice requires well-trained and licensed paralegals to fill the growing demand for affordable services in the legal profession. Centennial College’s Paralegal program will prepare you to excel in the field through strong theoretical and practical courses.

The Law Society of Ontario accredits Centennial’s one-year (three-semester) undertaking. This graduate certificate program will make you eligible, upon successful completion of all requirements, to write the Law Society’s Paralegal licensing examination — enabling you to practice as a licensed paralegal in Ontario. Licensed paralegals may represent clients in areas such as summary conviction criminal offences, traffic violations, provincial and municipal offences, tribunals and the Ontario Small Claims Courts.

Throughout your studies in the Paralegal program, you'll gain solid knowledge of Canadian law, concentrating on subject areas within the permitted scope of paralegal practice. In addition to dedicated academic lectures, practice management and mock trials, there will be a two-day-per-week work placement in the third semester. It will total 196 hours of hands-on training in established law and paralegal firms. Centennial’s experiential learning will exceed the requirements of the Law Society and assist in preparing you to enter the field, not only with practice experience but also with the chance to network within the industry.

As a Centennial Paralegal graduate, you'll be well prepared to write your licensing examination and become an integral part of the legal system.

This course will be synchronous online, meaning classes are delivered during a specific timeslot in the week. You're expected to come together online at the same time each week to engage in your studies.
URL:Paralegal at Centennial College
Length:1 Year(s)
Careers:Court RecordersParalegalsTrademark Agents

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Chemistry  or  Grade11 Physics 
  •  Grade11 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Biology 

Centennial College expects students applying for admission to certificate or diploma programs to present at minimum: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent or be 19 years of age or older. Possession of minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission to program.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants are required to have an University degree or a two-year or three-year college diploma in any discipline ad proof of English proficiency.
    We will consider applicants who have a partial university degree (minimum 50%), and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to the program.

    * 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 August 06, 2020

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