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Legal Careers: Paralegal VS Legal Assistant—Which Should You Choose?

Sep 6, 2017 10:48:33 AM

Updated January, 2021

Know you want to pursue a legal career, but can't decide between paralegal and legal assistant training?

If you live in Ontario, there are several important differences between these two legal careers. In this post, we cover four of the most significant distinctions: training requirements, typical responsibilities at work, career options, and provincial licensing rules. 

After exploring what sets these two professions apart, we hope students will have a clearer sense of which path suits them best.

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