The Paralegal Studies training program teaches students legal terminology, legal principles and will build their foundation of knowledge in various areas of law. Students also learn how to handle evidence; the best practices for legal documentation and about computer-based research tools.
The Paralegal training program at Westervelt College will provide you with a strong legal foundation with courses in Aboriginal Rights, Small Claims Court, Tribunal Practice & Procedures, Immigration, Refugee, Citizenship, and Human Rights, the Criminal Code of Canada and various other areas of law.
In the final semester, students participate in court simulations that involve research, preparation and presentation of cases in a mock trial setting. Westervelt College will also coordinate a field placement to put into practice the knowledge and skills you’ve already learned.
The Paralegal program is accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada.