Have you already completed the general courses at the collegial level? Would you like to develop your skills in law and begin a career in this satisfying field? The Accelerated Paralegal Technology program is an excellent choice! In 5 semesters of courses that combine both theoretical and practical training, you will acquire the knowledge and skills required to work in the legal profession. You will be able to work in a law firm, a notary’s office or in the civil service as a Paralegal. After this college program you will also be able to pursue a university degree in law if you want to.
The Accelerated Paralegal Technology ends with a 525-hour internship in a company where you can apply the knowledge you acquire during this college program. This internship is a great way to start a career in law with confidence and peace of mind.
Target degree: DCS in Accelerated Paralegal Technology - 310.CO
Course software: Juris Concept / Juris Évolution integrated management software
OBJECTIVES OF PARALEGAL TECHNOLOGY TRAINING
This training in Paralegal Technology prepares you to perform several functions with various legal professionals, including commercial law, family law, criminal law, etc. You will be able to edit and submit files for analysis and research. For example, you will learn how to write pleadings and several other types of legal documents for a law firm. You will also be prepared to participate in meetings with clients and assist lawyers during a trial.
Each semester will give you the chance to perfect your bilingualism by working as a team in a second language. In order to comply with the needs of the labour market and the instructions of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur concerning the application of the approach by competency, you will be able to:
- Read second-language doctrine and jurisprudence
- Learn basic writing skills in a second language
- Carry out bilingual research
You will also participate in various extracurricular activities related to your training as a Paralegal. You will even have the opportunity to visit the Palais de justice de Montréal (Montreal Courthouse) and attend a trial!
SIMULATED TRIAL AND COMPUTER LABORATORY
During your training as a Paralegal you will have a unique experience at O’Sullivan College of Montreal. A simulated trial is scheduled for the semester during the course Legal Procedures Practicum. You and your teammates will then be able to simulate a legal dispute as a special project. The goal is to familiarize yourself and prepare for the job market. In addition, the program has many hours of training in computer laboratories, with the primary aim of bringing together both theoretical and practical knowledge of law. This includes courses in civil litigation, computerized legal research, corporate law and real estate law research.
As a graduate of the DCS in Paralegal Technology, you will finally be able to have a career in criminal law, commercial law, family law, immigration law, civil law, administrative law, notary law, real estate law or in a bailiff’s office. You will have the skills required by law firms and notary offices, bailiffs working in governmental and para-governmental bodies, clerks of various courts and corporate litigation. You can even become a bailiff if you want to.
DISCOVER POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS
- Borden Ladner Gervais
- Blake Cassels & Graydon
- Fasken Martineau
- Groupe MTY
- Hainault Gravel
- Ivanhoé Cambridge
- Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon
- Marque d'Or, une société Thomson Reuters
- McCarthy Tétrault
- Me Jacques Znaty
- Miller Thomson
- Ministère de la Justice du Canada
- Ministère de la Justice du Québec
- Palais de justice
- Paquette & Ass.
- Robinson Sheppard Shapiro
- Silver Sandiford
- Smart & Biggar
- Sûreté du Québec
- Stikeman Elliott
- and many others…
Administrative Law (45 h)
Civil Law I (75 h)
Civil Law II (75 h)
Civil Law III (60 h)
Civil Law IV (45 h)
Civil Law V (45 h)
Civil Procedures I (60 h)
Civil Procedures II (60 h)
Commercial Law (45 h)
Computer-Assisted Legal Research (60 h)
Corporate Law (60 h)
Criminal Law I (45 h)
Drafting of Deeds (45 h)
Drafting of Legal Procedures (45 h)
Internship* (525 h)
Introduction to the work Function (45 h)
Labor Legislation and Procedures (45 h)
Legal Procedures Practicum (45 h)
Legal Research (75 h)
Penal Procedure (45 h)
Software I / Paralegal (60 h)
Software II / Paralegal (45 h)
Title Search (45 h)
N.B. : The College reserves the right to modify this program without advance notice.
AGREEMENT WITH LAVAL UNIVERSITY
Following an agreement with Laval University, our graduates of the Paralegal program who wish to continue their studies in Law at Laval University will be recognized, with an equivalent of 12 credits applicable to their program of study.
AGREEMENT WITH UNIVERSITÉ DE SHERBOOKE
Following an agreement with Université de Sherbrooke, our graduates of the Paralegal program who wish to continue their studies in Law at Université de Sherbrooke, will be given a dispense for four courses or will be recognized an equivalent of 6 credits applicable to their program of study.