St. Clair College

Region: Ontario Answer # 2823

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 St. Clair College Paralegal Diploma Program?

Graduates of the LSO accredited two-year Paralegal College Diploma Program at St. Clair College School of Community Studies will qualify to write the Law Society licensing examination and become a licensed paralegal in the province.

Courses include:

  • Legal computer applications
  • Small Claims Court procedure
  • Administrative law
  • Legal writing and research
  • Torts and contracts
  • Tribunal practice and procedure
  • Ethics and rules of professional conduct
  • Advocacy

Admission requirements

  • OSSD (majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level qualify for admission to this program


  • Mature student

Course delivery

The program includes:

  • office simulation mock hearings and trials
  • computer-based assignments in the computer lab
  • 140 hour work placement
  • opportunity to work in the St Clair College Forms Completion Clinic

Paralegal Accelerated Program

Applicants with a College Diploma or substantial completion of a University Degree may apply to Paralegal – Accelerated Two Year – Ontario College Diploma delivered in 15 months

More info

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