Westervelt College

Region: Ontario Answer # 2825

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 Westervelt College Paralegal Program?

Graduates of the LSO accredited 12-month Paralegal Studies Diploma Program at Westervelt College will qualify to write the Law Society licensing examination and become a licensed paralegal in the province, allowing them to work as an independent provider of legal services, or in law offices or legal departments throughout the public and private sectors.

Courses include:

  • Small Claims Court procedure
  • Aboriginal Rights
  • Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship
  • Human Rights
  • Canadian Criminal Code
  • Tribunal practice and procedure


Course delivery

The program includes:

  • Court simulations and mock trials
  • Field placement

More info

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