Academy of Learning

Region: Ontario Answer # 2803

To apply for a paralegal licence with the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), all applicants must have graduated from a Law Society accredited Paralegal Education Program, which must be from a college approved by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

What is the Academy of Learning Paralegal Program?

Graduates of the LSO accredited 49-week Academy of Learning Paralegal Diploma Program in Toronto will have acquired the skills that are required to work as a Paralegal in legal services, such as processes of civil litigation in Ontario, court proceedings, and trial stages; as well as advocacy, negotiation, and interviewing skills. Areas of law covered include:

  • Small Claims Court
  • Business and corporate
  • Creditor-Debtor
  • Employment
  • Real Estate law

Admission requirements

Admission requirements include:

1. Academic – Students must be a:
Grade 12 equivalent graduate OR
Mature student status (i.e., 19 years of age or over with at least one year out of high school)

2. English language proficiency

Course delivery

The program consists of a combination of:

  • Integrated LearningTM System training facilitated by Academy of Learning College facilitators
  • Instructor-led training

Worksite externship

Students also experience a working environment where classroom instruction is put into practice, allowing them to connect their classroom knowledge and training to real life, practical activities.

Successful graduates

To graduate:

  • Students must pass all courses and achieve a 70% program average to earn a Paralegal Diploma.
  • Full-time students must attend the required hours per week as per the course schedule.

Graduates of the program will be entitled to apply to the LSO to write their Paralegal licensing examination.

More info

For more information on the Academy of Learning Paralegal Program including fees, full admission requirements, and how to apply, visit academyoflearning.com

The Ontario Paralegal Association (OPA) is the largest professional association of licensed paralegals in Ontario. It’s mandate is to represent the interests of paralegals throughout the Province. To find out more, or to become a member, visit the OPA website.

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