law clerk

Diploma Program + Internship: 60 Weeks
Diploma Program Length: 52 Weeks


This program prepares students for pursuing a traditional career path as a law clerk, functioning under the direct supervision of a lawyer. Law clerks are employed in a variety of settings, including law firms, corporations, non-profit organizations and real estate Title Insurance companies. Law clerks are able to work in substantive areas of law including criminal law, family law, civil litigation, real estate and wills and estates, environmental law, corporate work and health care. Software used in this program includes: PCLaw, Automated Civil Litigation (ACL3), Teraview and Conveyancer, Fast Company, Divorcemate, Estate-a-base and Express Scribe. 

Online Research includes: Quicklaw,, and others.

Note: Some career and education options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.

Students receive:
  • 2-month internship!
  • Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) membership
  • 4 ILCO exam fees included
  • Preparation for ILCO exams
  • Field trip opportunities
  • Training on the latest legal software
  • Free Microsoft Office Professional Plus, DreamSpark Standard and Office 8

According to the Labour Force Survey(2014), in Canada, 93% of law clerks worked full-time.
Source: "Explore Careers - Job Market Report." Paralegal and Related Occupations (NOC 4211-B).


  • Labor Adjustment Centre Local 195
  • Yorkmark and Associates
  • TRG Legal Services
  • Union Gas
  • Government of Ontario
  • Summit Legal Services
  • Re/Max
  • And many more..

Average Wage ($/hr)  - $24.04
High Wage ($/hr)        - $35.90



Students who successfully complete the Wills & Estates, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law and Civil & Debt Collector courses are eligible to write the associated ILCO provincial exams. This program also includes the potential for Microsoft certifications in Word and Excel. Exam Vouchers may be purchased at an additional cost.


High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and academic achievement assessment passed); passing score on the triOS entrance assessment; admission interview to determine suitability for a career in the legal field.

NOC CODE: 4211



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