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Paralegal Education

Paralegal Education

Paralegal Education (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code

21501

Credential

Program Length

Four semesters, beginning in September and January

School

Paralegal Education

Contact Information

Dionne Coley, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 4278
dionne.coley@humber.ca
business.humber.ca

Fees/Scholarships

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $3,837.78
– international $14,200.
Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change. 

The curriculum and sequencing of courses in the Paralegal Education diploma program are currently under review as directed by the Law Society of Upper Canada. The actual curriculum for Fall 2015, therefore, may differ from that displayed below. Updated information will be posted on this site as it becomes available.

Campus/Availability

Start DatesAvailability
2016 JanuaryClosed
2016 SeptemberOpen
2017 JanuaryOpen

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
– Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above
or
• Mature student status
or
• College or university transfer status

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Our Program

Humber’s Paralegal Education diploma program explores the theoretical, procedural and advocacy aspects of law that may be handled by a licensed paralegal. You will learn specialized practical skills within the areas of advocacy, legal research and litigation and how to present cases before specific courts and administrative tribunals. Your course of studies includes business, criminal summary convictions, landlord and tenant, employment law and alternative dispute resolution. Courses in ethics and the rules of professional conduct, accounting, and entrepreneurship prepare you to set up and manage your own business.

During your program you will develop strong communication skills, particularly in spoken and written English, essential for your future career.

Our advisory committee reviews our curriculum frequently, ensuring that our program is current and meets high industry expectations.

List of Courses

How to Apply

Your Career

If you are well-organized, flexible, and detail-oriented, have exceptional communication skills, and the ability to work independently towards deadlines and under pressure, a diploma in Paralegal Education may suit you.

Our graduates may set up their own firms upon becoming licensed, or find opportunities in paralegal or law firms.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

Humber’s Paralegal Education program is accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), and graduates of the program may apply for licensing as a paralegal in Ontario. All legal courses in the program are taught by licensed paralegals or lawyers.

Our Industry Partnerships

Our industry partners include the Department of Justice Canada, Ontario Court of Justice, Paralegal Society of Ontario and the Licensed Paralegal Association (Ontario).

Work Placement

Students complete a field placement of 133 hours in their last semester of the program – an opportunity to gain practical on-the-job skills and knowledge. With the support of the field placement advisor, it is your responsibility to secure a suitable placement that meets your needs and area of interest.

Your Future Study Options

Graduates with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 75 per cent or more will be considered for admission to the four-year Bachelor of Applied Arts – Paralegal Studies degree program. Graduates may then complete the degree program with the equivalent of six semesters of full-time study plus a paid work term. Graduates must also possess ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 106 or WRIT 206 with a grade of 70 per cent or more. Admission will be based on availability in the program.

Graduates of the program can speak to the program co-ordinator about the courses required to complete the Law Clerk diploma program 02031. Courses that are common between the two programs may be used to satisfy credits within the Law Clerk program.

Graduates with a Paralegal Education diploma or other two- or three-year college diploma or degree may apply to complete the Immigration Consultant certificate program 21101. Licensed paralegals are currently limited in the areas of immigration law they may practise. Graduates of the Immigration Consultant Certificate are eligible to apply to become a licensed member of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council (ICCRC).

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit Transfer Options for detailed information.

Alternative Course of Study

Humber offers the one-year Law Firm Profile – Office Administration program 0214L, the four-year Bachelor of Applied Arts – Paralegal Studies degree program 22011 and the four-year Bachelor of Applied Arts – Criminal Justice degree program 22201.

Humber also offers the Law Clerk diploma program 02031. This two-year program satisfies the four provincial exams offered by the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario. As a result, Humber graduates can apply for membership as an ordinary member.

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