Paralegal - Ontario

Recent studies indicate that strong growth in Paralegal jobs is expected over the next few years. Paralegals are employed by law firms, record search companies and in legal departments throughout the public and private sectors. Careers requiring the skills of paralegals include:

  • Commercial Law Paralegal
  • Corporate Paralegal
  • Criminal Law Paralegal
  • Designated Paralegal
  • Family Law Paralegal
  • Foreclosure Paralegal
  • Insurance Paralegal
  • Labor Law Paralegal
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Mortgage and Real Estate Paralegal
  • Property Paralegal
  • Real Estate Paralegal
  • Wills and Estates Paralegal
  • Collection Paralegal

Paralegal responsibilities

A Paralegal has a wide range of daily duties, which may include:

  • Prepare legal documents, court reports and affidavits
  • Research records, court files and other legal documents
  • Conduct in-depth legal research and identify appropriate laws
  • Assist lawyers by interviewing clients, witnesses and other related parties

Required knowledge

A Paralegal position may require specific knowledge in various branches of the medical industry, including:

  • Tort and Contract Law
  • Advocacy
  • Family Sponsorship
  • Administrative Law
  • Legal Accounting

General skills

Most Paralegal positions will require advanced proficiency in the following:

  • In-depth organization skills
  • Computer and office skills, including current software applications and typing skills
  • Business writing
  • Basic accounting
  • Customer service

Paralegal Training Options

Visit our Legal program page for more information on the Paralegal training programs offered at Academy of Learning College.

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