Field Placement/Practicum

The field placement component is an experiential learning opportunity that enables students to practise and integrate the skills and knowledge acquired in their Paralegal program. Prior to commencing placement, students must successfully complete a mandatory online preparation module comprised of readings, reflections, and peer discussions, as well as pre-placement paperwork requirements. If all pre-placement requirements are not met the student's placement may be interrupted. Following the clinic, students must successfully complete (120 hours) of field placement in the second year within the timeline outlined by the college. The field placement host must be a licensed Ontario paralegal or lawyer, in accordance with the requirements set out by the Law Society of Ontario, and must oversee and evaluate the student's field placement and time dockets. Student placements may occur in Durham Region or outside of the area.