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Paralegal

Sheridan College - Davis
Canada, Ontario, Brampton
Tuition fee CA$18,007 per year

The fees shown here are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$15,734), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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Registration fee CA$400 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Dormitory fee CA$12,000 per year

The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses during the two academic semesters.

  • Including rent and meals (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and subject to change.

There are a lot of housing options for you to choose from depending on your needs and preferences. Be sure to find a place close to your campus and easily accessible by regular and frequent public transit.

More information

academics.sheridancollege.ca/..s/paralegal 

Overview

Sheridan’s two-year Paralegal diploma program sets you on the road to becoming a licensed paralegal.

Critical training

Successful completion of Sheridan’s accredited Paralegal program qualifies you to write the Law Society of Ontario licensing examination, a requirement if you wish to practise as a paralegal in Ontario. The training you receive at Sheridan – from professors with many years of experience working in the legal profession – will prepare you for a career in this challenging field.

What you’ll learn

  • Prosecution and defence of summary conviction offences and provincial offences.
  • Small claims court procedure.
  • Effective advocacy before tribunals such as the Landlord and Tenant Board, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, and the Human Rights Tribunal.
  • Legal research and writing.

Hands-on experience

Following the final term of your Paralegal program, you’ll complete an unpaid four-week (140-hour) field placement in a legal environment within a paralegal’s permitted scope of practice. You may be in a variety of legal settings including a court office, legal clinic, paralegal firm or law firm. Some travel may be required, and you’ll need to provide your own transportation.

Additional information

The Law Society of Ontario is the independent governing body empowered by the Province of Ontario to regulate the legal profession. Paralegal scope of practice, licensing, and examination procedures including fees, examination dates and admission requirements, are within the sole authority of the Law Society of Ontario.

Your program professors are lawyers and paralegals with many years of experience working in the legal profession. Under their direction, you’ll learn through a combination of teaching methods including:

  • Classroom lecture and discussion
  • Collaborative group assignments
  • Mock trials and hearings
  • Computer-based assignments in the computer lab

Program Duration

The program duration for September start is two academic years. The program duration for January start is 16 months continuous.

Career opportunities

When you complete Sheridan’s Paralegal program, you’ll have completed all of the educational requirements to allow you to write the professional licensing exam that qualifies you to take positions in any of the organizations listed below.

Here are some places you might work:

  • Community legal clinics
  • Courts
  • Government ministries
  • In-house legal departments
  • Law firms and paralegal firms
  • Other law-related settings, including your own business
Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022
Apply Now! Winter 2023
Application start
Feb 21, 2022
Application deadline
Oct 31, 2022, 11:59:59 PM
America/Toronto time
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! Fall 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 6, 2022
Apply Now! Winter 2023
Application start
Feb 21, 2022
Application deadline
Oct 31, 2022, 11:59:59 PM
America/Toronto time
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States