Area of Law: Paralegals and Law Clerks
Answer # 2813
Fleming CollegeRegion: Ontario Answer # 2813
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 Fleming College Paralegal College Diploma Program?
Fleming College offers an LSO accredited 2-year, 4 semester Ontario College Paralegal Diploma Program. Graduates who go on to be licensed by the Law Society of Ontario are authorized to independently provide legal services to clients in areas such as:
- Small Claims Court lawsuits
- Summary conviction charges under municipal by-laws, provincial statutes or the Criminal Code
- Tribunals including: Landlord and Tenant Board, the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, or the Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal
Minimum admission requirements include:
- OSSD including Gr 12 C English
- OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated
- Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
- Mature students
- First three semesters of study are completely integrated with students in the college’s Law Clerk program
- Students can return for an extra semester of study and leave with a second diploma in that related field
- 160-hour unpaid field placement
Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD)
The Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD) is available to students studying in the Child and Youth Care program. The student’s transcript will indicate the IPD designation. Graduating students with an IPD will have a strong foundational basis in Indigenous Studies.
For more information on the Fleming College Paralegal Program, including fees, full admission requirements, and how to apply, visit flemingcollege.ca
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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