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At the Academy of Learning, students will gain foundational knowledge of the law, concentrating on subject areas within the paralegal’s permissible scope of practice. Students will enjoy instructor led sessions and experiential learning consisting of mock trials, court exposure, and a practicum to enhance professional skills in the field. Our instructors possess sound experience working in the legal profession and will be instrumental in your preparation for a challenging and rewarding career in this exciting field!
Throughout our Paralegal program, students will learn how to represent clients in legal matters that are within the scope of the paralegal’s permissible scope of practice in Ontario. Graduates will be become a valuable legal services representative by learning:
The Law Society of Ontario recognizes the Academy of Learning’s 49-week program. Students of our diploma program will be eligible, upon successful completion of all requirements, to write the Law Society’s Paralegal licensing examination and embark on professional licensure; enabling graduates to practice as a paralegal in Ontario.
Licensed paralegals may represent clients in areas such as summary conviction criminal offences, traffic violations, provincial and municipal offences, administrative tribunals, and the Ontario Small Claims Courts. As a paralegal, you may work as an independent provider of legal services, or in law offices or legal departments throughout the public and private sectors, government agencies, community legal clinics, and administrative tribunals.
Tort and Contract law, Residential Landlord and Tenant Law, Employment Law, Small Claims Court, Provincial Offences and Summary Convictions, and Administrative Tribunal Law and Procedures. Training will be intensively concentrated in Professional Ethics, legal accounting, business planning and entrepreneurship to help prepare you to set up and manage your own paralegal professional practice.Find a complete list of the core courses below:
As an important component of this program, students will be provided hands-on training in established law and paralegal firms. This experiential learning opportunity will better equip you to enter the field with practice experience and strong mentorship