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Want to Become a Paralegal? Your First 5 Steps

Jun 7, 2019 3:30:36 PM

Over the last few years, paralegal has become a very popular career choice in Ontario. There are a few reasons for this. One, there's the special status of paralegals in Ontario—which means they can represent clients in court for certain matters, and run their own practices.

Two, when you compare to law school, you can become a paralegal and start your career quite quickly. Admission requirements for paralegal programs are fairly simple, and the training itself takes just 1-2 years to complete.

Paralegal Skills List: What You'll Need to Compete

Mar 8, 2019 3:36:21 PM

Ontario is an ideal place to become a paralegal. Because of the special status of paralegals in Ontario, you have more career options than anywhere else in the country.

Is a Paralegal Career Right For You? Answer These 6 Questions

Jan 22, 2019 12:18:25 PM

Everyone wants to find a career that is both professionally and personally rewarding. We all want to strike that perfect balance between financially stability, and feeling inspired to go to work each day.

This is what motivates us to seek out training, find our "tribe", and apply for jobs that deliver a sense of meaning along with a steady paycheck.

If you're considering a paralegal career, you're probably aiming for that very same goal. As you flip through program brochures, or talk to people you know in the legal field, you're thinking about whether this is truly your ideal path.

What Does it Take to Run a Successful Paralegal Practice After College?

Sep 12, 2018 10:54:56 AM

If you have an interest in law, but can't see yourself spending several years becoming a lawyer, you should consider paralegal college.

After only 12 months of study, including a 4-week internship, you'll be qualified to write the licensing exam and begin your career.

Paralegals in Ontario have a special status not available in other provinces, which allows them to represent clients in small claims court and before certain tribunals.

Pros & Cons of Becoming a Paralegal: Advice for New Students

Feb 28, 2018 8:32:42 AM

Updated December, 2020.

There are several key advantages to becoming a paralegal in Ontario right now. Ontario paralegals enjoy more autonomy and a broader scope of practice than their peers in other parts of Canada—and there is constant pressure to expand their role even further.

5 Good Reasons to Get Your Paralegal Diploma This Year

Jan 4, 2018 9:51:57 AM

Updated February 2021.

Paralegals in Ontario have a special status. Ontario is the only province in Canada in which paralegals can represent clients in small claims court, and before certain tribunals.

5 Key Facts About the Paralegal Licensing Process in Ontario

Aug 27, 2017 11:31:31 AM

Paralegals in Ontario enjoy a broader scope of practice than their peers in other provinces.

Where Can You Work After Paralegal Training? 4 Options for New Grads

Aug 5, 2017 4:11:00 PM

There are four main career paths open to graduates of paralegal training in Ontario: government, law firms, large companies, and private practice.

But within these four broad streams, graduates will find a wide variety of choice, both in terms of work environments and areas of law in which to specialize. Options are diverse for paralegals, particularly in Ontario, where the scope of practice is far broader than in other parts of Canada.

Working toward a paralegal diploma, but unsure which path you will follow?

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