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Region: Ontario Answer # 2809

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 CIMT College Paralegal Diploma Program?

Graduates of the LSO accredited 43-week, full time Paralegal Diploma Program at CIMT College will have acquired a variety of skills allowing them to work in the legal field, including:

  • Case research and writing
  • Evidence gathering
  • Witness preparation
  • Advocacy
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

After passing the LSO licensing exam to become independent paralegals, graduates may represent clients in a number of areas, such as:

  • Small Claims Court
  • Immigration Refugee Board
  • Human Rights Tribunal
  • Custody Review Board
  • Summary Conviction Criminal Court
  • Provincial Offences Court
  • Landlord Tenant Board
  • Alcohol and Gaming Commission
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

Admission requirements

  • Grade 12 diploma OR
  • Mature student status

More info

For more information on the Paralegal Program at CIMT College including fees, full admission requirements, and how to apply, visit cimtcollege.com

The Ontario Paralegal Association (OPA) is the largest professional association of licensed paralegals in Ontario. Its 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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