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Court and Tribunal Agent/Paralegal Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    This program is designed to provide students with the specialized knowledge and skills required to work as court and tribunal agents and/or as paralegals. It is designed for those seeking licensing under the Law Society of Upper Canada as a paralegal. The intent of the program is to produce graduates who will meet the rigorous standards of legislation, which provides for the LSUC to be the governing body for paralegals in Ontario. Upon completion of this program, graduates should be well prepared for the licensing examinations, which are mandatory to be a practicing paralegal in Ontario. The program includes theoretical instruction in areas such as Canadian law, contract and tort law, labour and employment law, professional conduct and mediation.
  • Practical experience
    A significant training segment includes the completion of 280 hours of field placement during the second year, where students have the opportunity to work in the legal field and evaluate further career options.
  • Academic Title
    Court and Tribunal Agent/Paralegal Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Semester 1     

       1. CANADIAN LAW
       2. POLITICAL SCIENCE
       3. AUTOMATED LAW OFFICE PROCEDURES I
       4. TORTS AND CONTRACTS
       5. ADMINISTRATIVE LAW
       6. COMMUNICATIONS I

    Semester 2     


       1. LEGAL RESEARCH/WRITING
       2. EVIDENCE & THE LITIGATION PROCESS
       3. GENERAL ELECTIVE
       4. SMALL CLAIMS COURT I
       5. COMMUNICATIONS/WRITING II
       6. TRIBUNAL PRACTICE & PROCEDURE

    Semester 3     

       1. ADVOCACY
       2. FIELD PLACEMENT/PRACTICUM I
       3. GENERAL ELECTIVE
       4. PROVINCIAL OFFENCE/MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENCES
       5. EMPLOYMENT LAW
       6. ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY
       7. COMMERCIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION & PROVINCIALL OFFENCES APPLICATION

    Semester 4     

       1. FIELD PLACEMENT/PRACTICUM II
       2. ADR-ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
       3. LEGAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS II
       4. LEGAL ACCOUNTING
       5. SMALL CLAIMS COURT II
       6. COMMERCIAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION & PROVINCIALL OFFENCES APPLICATION
       7. WSIB
       8. INSURANCE & ACCIDENT BENEFITS (FSCO)

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