Program Description Gain the skills to practice as a licensed Paralegal and enjoy a rewarding and respected career in the legal field. Paralegals act independently to represent clients in provincial offences court for cases involving highway traffic offences, municipal by-law issues, liquor licensing, occupational health and safety, and civil litigation matters presented in small claims court. They also represent clients in the Ontario Court of Justice when charges involve less serious criminal offences, or in tribunal proceedings such as the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal, the Human Rights Commission, and the Landlord and Tenant Board. In Ontario, paralegals are non-lawyer licensed agents who provide the public with legal services in specified areas of practice for a fee. Program Highlights: Combine theory and practice using Mohawk’s Mock Courtroom. Program Accreditation through Law Society of Ontario. Industry-ExperiencedFaculty licensed by the LSO. College offers Statutory Accident Benefits Course. Ideal pathway for Pre-Justice graduates. What You'll Learn: Develop skills and knowledge within the parameters established by the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) and the Law Society Act. Written and oral advocacy skills, ethical and professional conduct in legal processes, administrative law, alternative dispute resolution, highway traffic act, small claims court, administrative tribunals, torts and contracts, employment law, immigration, and residential tenancy. Sound theoretical and practical foundation in all areas of authorized legal practice, legal ethics, small business practice and business management skills. Structure, work and organization of the Ontario court system, and of quasi-judicial administrative boards, tribunals and regulatory bodies. How to work as an effective legal team member. Please see the fast track program page for January intake.