TORONTO, Jan. 2, 2012 /CNW/ - Centennial College is launching a
Paralegal program to help meet the growing demand for paralegal
practitioners in Ontario.
Paralegals are an integral part of the Ontario legal system and are
active throughout the legal process from the first client meeting until
case resolution. Paralegals have the distinction of being allowed to
represent clients in Small Claims Court.
Centennial's Paralegal program is accredited by the Law Society of Upper
Canada. Graduates are eligible to write the LSUC licensing examination
that is required to practice as a paralegal in Ontario. The licence
allows paralegals to provide permitted legal services to the public and
appear before certain lower level courts and administrative tribunals.
Centennial's one-year graduate certificate program is tailored to
individuals who already possess a college diploma or university degree,
and who are looking to join the burgeoning paralegal field. Those with
three to five years of relevant legal work experience will also be
considered for admission.
In addition to the core LSUC academic materials, Centennial's program
incorporates 210 hours of workplace training, which gives students the
opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience in a legal
environment. The program prepares students to work in established law
firms, or be entrepreneurial and set up their own paralegal practice.
Centennial is accepting applications immediately for classes commencing
on January 9. For more information, visit http://www.centennialcollege.ca.
SOURCE Centennial College
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