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Duration: 49 Weeks

Classes: Mon-Fri

Location: 401 Bay St 10th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

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Academy of Learning- Toronto Campus Students Exclusive Offer

Be Prepared For The Ontario Paralegal Licensing Exams

Take advantage of your 15% college discount on Ontario Paralegal Licensing exam prep.

We understand that the cost of obtaining preparation material for the Ontario Paralegal Licensing Exams can be challenging for many students. We are excited to announce that our students can take advantage of an exclusive offer on Paralegal Pathway Ontario's ( www.paralegalpathwayontario.com) website.

Paralegal Pathway Ontario in partnership with Academy of Learning- Toronto Campus is offering our paralegal students a 15% discount on any practice question packages available for purchase on their website (which also include packages by topics such as Professional Responsibility, Civil Litigation, Administrative Law, etc.).

All you need to do is:

  1. Go to www.paralegalpathwayontario.com and select the package(s) you would like to purchase.
  2. Add the package(s) to your cart.
  3. When checking out, please apply the discount code “aol2022” to automatically receive 15% off of the purchase price.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at info@aoltoronto.com.

Description

Paralegal

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:

  • Paralegal Professional Ethics
  • Legal Accounting Practices and Procedures
  • Opening and managing a Paralegal Practice
  • Legal Administrative and Communication Skills
  • Legal research and writing
  • Prosecution and defence of summary conviction offences and provincial offences
  • Small claims court procedures
  • Strong advocacy skills to be used before provincial courts and administrative boards and tribunals such as the Landlord and Tenant Board, Human Rights Tribunal and the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board
Accreditation

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.

Career Options

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.

Our program provides practical training in:

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:
Business Skills
Grammar Essentials for Business Writing
Office Skills
Basic Bookkeeping Level 1 and Personal Computer Fundamentals for End Users
Word Processing
Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Word
Spreadsheets
Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Legal
Introduction to the Legal System Parts I and II, Client Care for Legal Professionals, Administrative Law, Legal Research and Memorandum Writing, Evidence and the Litigation Process, Tort and Contract Law, Criminal/Summary Conviction Law, Employment Law, Provincial Offences/Motor Vehicle Law, Insurance Law/SABS, Small Claims Court, Legal Writing and Communications, Tribunal Practice and Procedure, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, Legal Computer Applications, Residential Landlord and Tenant Law, Advocacy, Immigration and Refugee Law Overview, Economic Classes, Family Sponsorship, Temporary Status, Refugee Protection, Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Practice Management/Operating a Small Business, Legal Accounting
Field Placement:

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

Paralegal Candidates Entering the 2022-23 Licensing Process