The verdict is in: Humber College’s Law Clerk diploma is your best route to a fulfilling career in the legal field.
Toronto employs more than half of Ontario’s law clerks, and features a significant number of opportunities to work as a law clerk or legal assistant at both public and private firms. In addition to law firms, you can also pursue law clerk opportunities in government agencies, courts, financial and insurance firms, real estate companies and corporate head offices.
Under a lawyer’s direction, you’ll play a key role in supporting a legal practice by performing writing, administrative and other tasks, including maintaining and filing corporate documents, completing real estate transactions, drafting contracts, conducting title searches and completing research. In a litigation office, you’ll also get to interview clients and witnesses, and accompany lawyers to meetings and court appearances.
Follow in the footsteps of past Law Clerk graduates who’ve gone on to positions at organizations such as Goodman & Griffin, Morguard Trust, Legal Aid Ontario, City of Brampton, McMillan LLP and First Canadian Title Insurance Company.
Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition
Graduates of Humber’s Law Clerk diploma program are offered the opportunity to become Ordinary Members of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario upon achieving qualifying employment.
Our Industry Partnerships
Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario, Department of Justice Canada, Ontario Court of Justice, Ontario Rental Housing Tribunal, Bogoroch & Associates, First Canadian Title, and Minden Gross LLP.
The unpaid placement is completed during the fourth semester. Working with the field placement advisor, students are actively involved in pursuing placement opportunities. They are expected to market themselves to prospective employers and initiate their own placements.
Alternative Course of Study
Humber also offers the two-year Paralegal Education diploma program 21501 and the one-year Law Firm Profile – Office Administration program 0214L.
Your Future Study Options
Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions for detailed information.