Field Placement


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FPL490 - Field Placement


Students must get approval of their field placement from the field placement coordinator prior to beginning the placement. All field placements must be done under the supervision of and signed off by a licensed lawyer or paralegal.

  • Successful completion of all module courses in the Paralegal Education Certificate Program.
  • Police clearance letter: Any student who wishes to have a field placement in a court, governmental department, agency or tribunal may have to obtain a police clearance letter from the jurisdiction in which he or she resides. See "Police Clearance Letters and Security Checks," later in this outline.

Students are required to complete field placement in a legal work setting to apply the theory and skills they have learned in the program, and to gain work experience. Field placement promotes the concept of "learning by doing". The student must successfully complete field placement of 120 hours to graduate from their program.
The Law Society of Ontario requires a minimum of 120 hours of Field Placement/Practicum work experience.

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