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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.

6 Things to Know About Paralegal Training Before You Enroll

Dec 13, 2018 9:17:03 AM

Paralegal students at Herzing College Toronto participating in a mock trial

In our experience, paralegal training attracts a very specific kind of student. These people are analytical, hard-working, articulate, socially conscious, and driven to help others.

They have a strong sense of ethics, and are genuinely fascinated by how our legal system works.

We're talking about a special kind of person who believes in justice, and wants to make legal services more available and affordable to Ontario residents.

Because that's exactly what paralegals do. So, what should you know about this training and career path, before you take the leap and enroll in a program?

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.

Promoting Your New Paralegal Practice Online: 3 Key Steps for New Grads

Jan 16, 2018 10:20:30 AM

Online marketing can be quite mystifying for students who have just graduated from paralegal training, and are striving to attract their first clients. After all, you're a legal expert, not a digital strategist!

Paralegal Career Tips: 5 Keys to a Successful Client Interview

Dec 4, 2017 1:05:13 PM

Whether you open your own paralegal practice, or work under a supervising attorney, conducting client interviews will be a key part of your paralegal career.

Solid interviewing skills are crucial for several reasons. The way you prepare for and conduct each interview influences the quality of information you gather, the trust you instill in clients—and even the likelihood of earning good recommendations and referrals.

6 Traits of Successful Paralegals: Is This Career Path For You?

Sep 3, 2017 12:34:11 PM

In Ontario, the paralegal profession is very attractive to students who are naturally interested in the law, motivated to help others—and perhaps have dreams of launching their own legal practice.

But other than the drive to make a difference, and an interest in our legal system, what else should students consider before choosing this training path? What other attributes, characteristics, and skills will they need to actually be successful as paralegals?

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?

Starting Your Own Practice After Paralegal Training: 4 Key Steps

Apr 12, 2017 9:28:59 AM

How do you know you're cut out to start a paralegal practice?

The Law Society of Upper Canada suggests you first consider the core traits of most successful business owners, and ask yourself if they fit your personality.

Are you an energetic self-starter and a risk-taker? Are you typically well-organized? Would you call yourself a leader who can stay cool under pressure and enjoys a good challenge?

While these are general traits, they definitely reflect the temperament needed to launch and sustain a start-up legal practice. What else will you need to get the ball rolling?

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