Program Description Many people are overwhelmed by the justice system and the cost of legal representation. Paralegals help their clients navigate through the process and answer key questions. Licensed paralegals can also represent their clients in court. The Law Society of Ontario accredits this program. Students prepare for the full scope of practice of a licensed paralegal in Ontario through a blend of classroom instruction and practical experience that includes: Training in substantive law and legal procedures. An emphasis on ethical conduct and professional responsibilities. Preparing and presenting a case in court before a local judge during a moot trial in the Ontario Court of Justice or the Superior Court of Justice where each student is assigned the role of a legal representative. Holding a diploma in paralegal from Loyalist, graduates are qualified to apply for a Class P1 licence, which opens doors to: Fee-for-service advocate, representing clients in Criminal Court, Provincial Offences Court, Small Claims Court or before administrative tribunals such as the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board. Provincial offence prosecutors, paralegals in federal and provincial government legal departments, legal assistants in law offices and community legal clinics and court administration support staff. Be part of a legal team supporting lawyers dealing with complex issues and cases, in-house client services within government ministries, administrative agencies, private corporations, trade unions and professional associations.