Area of Law: Paralegals and Law Clerks
Answer # 2822
Sheridan CollegeRegion: Ontario Answer # 2822
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 Sheridan College Paralegal Diploma Program?
Graduates of the LSO accredited two-year Paralegal College Diploma Program at Sheridan College, Faculty of Applied Health & Community Studies will qualify to write the Law Society licensing examination and become a licensed paralegal in the province.
Skills learned include:
- Prosecution and defence of summary conviction offences and provincial offences
- Small Claims Court procedure
- Advocacy before tribunals such as the Landlord and Tenant Board, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and the Human Rights Tribunal
- Legal writing and research
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U), minimum 60%
- Minimum 65% overall average
- Mature student status
Details of the program include:
- 2 academic years in periods of 4 semesters
- classroom lecture and discussion
- mock trials and hearings
- computer-based assignments in the computer lab
- unpaid four-week field placement
For more information on the Paralegal Diploma Program at Sheridan College including fees, full admission requirements, and how to apply, visit sheridancollege.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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