PROGRAMS

law clerk

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

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This program prepares students for a career path as a law clerk. Law clerks work under the supervision of lawyers and may be employed in small boutique law offices, large legal firms or in legal departments of public organizations or private companies, including real estate title insurance companies. Law clerks support lawyers who practice mainly in real estate, civil litigation, family law, corporate/business law and estate administration, but may also work for those who practice criminal law and environmental law. Software used in this program includes: PCLaw, Automated Civil Litigation (ACL3), Teraview and Conveyancer, Fast Company, Divorcemate and Estate-a-base. 

Online Research includes: Quicklaw, www.canlii.org, www.lsuc.on.ca and others.

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

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Students receive:
  • 2-month internship!
  • Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) student membership
  • Preparation for ILCO exams (fees included)
  • Field trip opportunities
  • Training on the legal software
  • Microsoft Office, Microsoft Imagine Standard and Windows are included in the program fees

FACT
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).

EMPLOYERS THAT HIRE

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

Average Wage ($/hr)  - $26.37
High Wage ($/hr)        - $38.46

Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

CERTIFICATIONS

Students who successfully complete the Wills & Estates, Corporate Law, Real Estate Law and Civil Litigation & Debtor/Creditor courses are eligible to write the associated Institute of Law Clerk exams. This program also includes the potential for Microsoft certifications in Word and Excel. Exam Vouchers may be purchased at an additional cost.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and academic achievement assessment passed); passing score on the triOS entrance assessment.

NOC CODE: 4211
 

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