Paralegal Program

The Paralegal program at Metro College of Technology will not only increase your theoretical knowledge, but also develop essential skills in a practical working environment. This career-oriented course will train you for a position in modern legal services, where your ability to read, understand, and interpret the law will serve the public. A 120 hour practicum will provide an opportunity to evaluate your training and, on receiving your diploma, you will not only be career-ready, but also able to write the LSUC competency exam to become a fully licensed paralegal in Ontario.

Subjects

  • Introduction to the Legal System
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Legal Computer Applications
  • Communication and Writing
  • Administrative Law
  • Torts and Contracts
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Advocacy
  • Evidence and the Litigation Process
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility
  • Small Claims Court
  • Provincial Offences / Motor Vehicle Offences

  • Residential Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • Employment Law
  • Criminal / Summary Conviction Procedure
  • Tribunal Practice and Procedure
  • Legal Accounting
  • Practice Management/Operating a Small Business
  • Interviewing Skills for Legal Professionals
  • Field Placement/Practicum

COLLEGE DIPLOMA: Yes

DURATION: 52 Weeks

LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent or passing an entrance test and admission interview. In addition, basic computer skills are also required.

Career Opportunities upon graduation

  • Collection Paralegal
  • Commercial Law Paralegal
  • Corporate Paralegal
  • Corporation Paralegal
  • Immigration Consultant
  • Independent Paralegal
  • Labor Law Paralegal
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Mortgage And Real Estate Paralegal
  • Paralegal
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