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Herzing College

Region: Ontario Answer # 2816

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 Herzing College Paralegal Diploma Program?

Once licensed, graduates of the LSO accredited 1-year Paralegal Diploma Program at Herzing College are qualified to work in government, law firms, corporate legal departments, or in their own practice. Courses cover a wide variety of subjects, including:

  • Torts and Contracts
  • Advocacy
  • Residential Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Legal Computer applications

Admission requirements

  • Minimum of a Canadian high school grade 12 or equivalent (Ontario high school diploma or equivalent) or a mature student
  • Pass an entrance test administered by Herzing College
  • Be interviewed in detail regarding interest in the field
  • Admission to some programs may include additional requirements

Course delivery

  • 12-month program
  • 4-week internship

Once students have completed all the requirements of this program and have received a certificate, they are eligible to apply for admission to the LSO’s paralegal licensing process.

More info

For more information on the Paralegal Diploma Program at Herzing College including fees, full admission requirements, and how to apply, visit herzing.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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