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Become an integral part of the justice system as a paralegal

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Become an integral part of the justice system as a paralegal

  1. 1. Become an Integral Part of the Justice System as a Paralegal There are ways in which you know that a certain profession is suited for you that go beyond just having interest in an area. For example, if you are: highly organized with an ability to plan and prioritize; comfortable with researching tasks; analytical with strong numeracy skills; thrive under pressure and have an ability to meet deadlines; boast strong interpersonal skills; are an innovative problem solver and decision maker; have the ability to work successfully in a team environment; and adapt easily to technology and current industry computer software, you may make a great Paralegal. Centennial College has a Paralegal program that takes just three semesters to complete and is geared towards mature students who previously completed a university degree or two-year college diploma in any discipline, or who have a partial university degree (and who have a minimum of two years work experience relevant to the program). Students who are accepted into the undertaking study from Progress Campus. As Centennial College’s largest location, not only is this campus centrally located but it also hosts a wide range of School of Business programs. This gives students the opportunity to network with peers from programs similar to theirs and mingle with a range of instructors and professors who may offer advice and personal anecdotes that will enhance learning. The curriculum of this offering is designed to teach students all of the know-how they need to be an integral part of the legal system and remain active throughout the legal process — from the first client meeting until case resolution. Among the specific courses in this offering are: Legal Computer Applications, Legal Research/Writing, Administrative Law, Advocacy, Evidence and The Litigation Process, Employment Law, Legal Accounting and many others. Each Paralegal course contains a practical aspect, including the learning of technology systems, such as PCLaw, Quicklaw and other legal research tools that support paralegal objectives. The hands-on learning not only prepares students for the field but also for an extensive 210-hour field-training component. This aspect of the undertaking gives students real world experience in a legal environment. During this time, students apply what they have learned and also develop their professional network. Once they successfully complete this Paralegal program Toronto-based offering, graduates not only have options in terms of workplaces but also in terms of areas of practice. Among the types of places that employ Paralegals are: law firms, community legal service, government departments, insurance firms, collection agencies and corporations. They may also be self-employed. Meanwhile, the areas of practice include Highway Traffic Act offences, small claims court, tribunals and provincial/minor criminal offences. Additionally, because the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) accredits Centennial’s Paralegal program, grads are eligible to write the mandatory LSUC licensing examination. The license is required to practice as a paralegal in Ontario. For More Information Visit http://www1.centennialcollege.ca/

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