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George Brown College

Region: Ontario Answer # 2814

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 George Brown College Paralegal Certificate Program?

Graduates of the LSO accredited Paralegal Certificate Program at George Brown College will have acquired the skills that are required to work as a Paralegal in legal services. Courses cover a wide variety of subjects, including:

  • Legal Research/Writing
  • Administrative Law
  • Provincial offences and summary conviction matters
  • Employment Law
  • Legal Accounting
  • Tribunal Practice and Procedure

Admission requirements

  • Advanced computer skills OR completion of COMP 9727 Microsoft Office
  • Fundamentals and COMP 9191 Microsoft Word course or COMP 9719 Microsoft Word (Distance Learning) course
  • Completion of the General English Assessment and score high enough to be assigned to College English.

Course delivery

The George Brown College Paralegal Certificate Program:

  • can be completed in anywhere from 24 months (in its compressed format) to a maximum of 36 months
  • includes field placement

Once students have completed all the requirements of this program with a cumulative grade average of C (63%) or better, they can request to receive a certificate, and are eligible to apply for admission to the LSO’s paralegal licensing process.

More info

For more information on the Paralegal Certificate Program at George Brown College including fees, full admission requirements, and how to apply, visit coned.georgebrown.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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