Paralegal Certificate Revised Email to a Friend The Law Society of Upper Canada has made changes to the current standards of the Paralegal Education program. Students are required to take three courses every semester, in the modular groups shown below. See Completion Details for further information, or contact the Legal Studies department co-ordinator. In Ontario, paralegals are licenced and regulated by The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). As an officer of the court, a licenced paralegal can provide specific legal services and represent clients in certain courts (including provincial offence court, summary conviction criminal court, small claims court and administrative tribunals). In addition to working independently in the areas of law permitted for paralegals, many licenced paralegals also work under the supervision of lawyers in other areas. This certificate provides you with the education you need to become a paralegal. Note(s) This certificate is accredited by the LSUC. You must apply to the LSUC's Paralegal Licensing Process and receive a licence before you can start practicing as a paralegal. Prerequisite(s) You must have completed ENGL 1030 (Skills for College English), COMP 9191 (Microsoft Word I) and COMP 9208 (Microsoft Word II) or approved equivalents. If you do not meet the English requirement, you must complete the General English Assessment and score high enough to be assigned to College English. Application Process You must complete the application form and register for your Module One courses. If you have not completed the application form, you have not been approved to enter the certificate program and may be withdrawn at any time. Completion Details You must complete all modules in the order show below, and take all three courses in each module in the same semester. Once you begin the program, you must follow the appropriate module order in each subsequent semester until you have completed all of the course requirements (you cannot, for example, discontinue the program for one semester and return to it in the following semester). LAW 9057 (Paralegal Field Placement) may be taken simultaneously with Module Six, or following this module. If you have already completed COMM 9091 (Oral Communication), it will qualify toward your elective courses requirement. You must achieve a cumulative grade average of C (63%) or better to be eligible to request the certificate upon completion. If you have a diploma or degree, you may be eligible for some course exemptions. For more information, contact the department co-ordinator. Compulsory Courses (Twenty) One of the following: COMM 1008 College English COMM 1138 College English Online All of the following (Module One): LAW 9054 Communication Skills for Paralegals LAW 9040 Introduction to the Legal System LAW 9056 Legal Computer Applications All of the following (Module Two): LAW 9050 Administrative Law LAW 9042 Legal Research and Writing LAW 9041 Torts and Contracts All of the following (Module Three): LAW 9052 Employment Law LAW 9044 Evidence and Litigation Process LAW 9055 Legal Accounting All of the following (Module Four): LAW 9048 Criminal Summary Conviction Procedures LAW 9049 Provincial/Motor Vehicle Offences LAW 9053 Residential Landlord and Tenant Law All of the following (Module Five): LAW 9045 Advocacy LAW 9047 Small Claims Court LAW 9051 Tribunal Practice and Procedures All of the following (Module Six): LAW 9046 Alternative Dispute Resolution LAW 9038 Ethics and Professional Responsibility LAW 9039 Paralegal Practice Management All of the following: LAW 9057 Paralegal Field Placement Elective Courses (Choose Two) Only one version of a course (in class or online) will count toward the requirement. GSSC 1022 Abnormal Psychology Online GSCI 1010 Astronomy - Unravelling the Mystery and Science of the Universe GSCI 1174 Bodyworks GSSC 1160 Canadian Criminal Justice System Online GHUM 1045 Contemporary Canadian Issues Online GHUM 1002 Critical and Creative Thinking GHUM 1142 Cultural Approaches to Health Care and Healing GHUM 1077 Cultural Approaches to Health Care and Healing Online GSSC 1157 Developmental Psychology Online GSSC 1174 Employment Law Online GSSC 1065 Environmental Citizenship Online GHUM 1080 Film Studies GHUM 1038 From Harry Potter to Aslan - Exploring the World of Fantasy in Children's Literature Online GSCI 1019 Health and Wellness GSCI 1028 Health and Wellness Online GHUM 1102 History of Art GSSC 1016 Human Sexuality Online GSSC 1173 Industrial Relations Online GSSC 1116 Interpersonal Psychology GHUM 1048 Introduction to Arts and Sciences Online GHUM 1047 Introduction to E-business Online GSSC 1172 Introduction to Intercultural Communication Online GSSC 1133 Introduction to Psychology GHUM 1134 Myths and Legends Online GSCI 1120 Nutrition GSSC 1131 Personal Finance GHUM 1056 Political Geography Online GSSC 1156 Psychology Introduction Online GHUM 1137 Science Fiction Online GSSC 1046 Social Psychology Online GSSC 1118 Sociology GSSC 1158 Sociology Introduction Online GHUM 1114 Speaking with Confidence GSCI 1026 The Environment Online GSSC 1049 Trends and Issues in Tourism GSSC 1004 World of Work Online GHUM 1143 World Religions Compulsory Courses (Twenty) One of the following: COMM 1008 College English COMM 1138 College English (online) All of the following: Module One LAW 9054 Communication Skills for Paralegals LAW 9040 Introduction to the Legal System LAW 9056 Legal Computer Applications Module Two LAW 9050 Administrative Law LAW 9042 Legal Research and Writing LAW 9041 Torts and Contracts Module Three LAW 9052 Employment Law LAW 9044 Evidence and Litigation Process LAW 9055 Legal Accounting Module Four LAW 9048 Criminal Summary Conviction Procedures LAW 9049 Provincial/Motor Vehicle Offences LAW 9053 Residential Landlord and Tenant Law Module Five LAW 9045 Advocacy LAW 9047 Small Claims Court LAW 9051 Tribunal Practice and Procedures Module Six LAW 9046 Alternative Dispute Resolution LAW 9038 Ethics and Professional Responsibility LAW 9039 Paralegal Practice Management All of the following: LAW 9057 Paralegal Field Placement Elective Courses (Choose Two) Only one version of a course (in class OR online) will count toward the requirement. Two General Education courses Have questions? Attend a Paralegal Certificate information session, or contact the Continuing Education Legal Studies department at 416-415-5000, ext. 2869, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting their office (193 King St. E., St. James campus, Building G, third floor).