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Paralegal graduates from accredited Law Society of Ontario (LSO) programs gain experience in corporate, family, real estate, wills, estate law and more when enrolled in the Law Clerk Advanced fast-track program. Whether you want to transition to a broader range of practice areas as a law clerk or supplement your paralegal skills, this program will expand the knowledge you already possess while providing you with the competitive edge you need to move into a successful legal career.
To be considered for the fast-track (credit transfer) pathway a specific educational background is required as follows.
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To help students succeed in programs with remote learning requirements, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified minimum technology recommendations. While these are not program requirements, these suggestions will help ensure students have the right tools to support a quality remote learning experience.
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The three-semester Law Clerk – Advanced (fast-track) program will provide you with extensive training in the theory and practice of law as well as a field placement opportunity and advanced job search strategies required to give you the edge to launch an exciting legal career.
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The courses listed below are for incoming students. If you are a current student, please refer to your program of study for the year you began your program. Your program of study can be found on MyDC.
Courses and course descriptions are subject to change. Please note that as a result of COVID-19 the 2023-2024 program of study may be modified to accommodate program delivery changes.
More than 50% of this program is delivered in-person.
The rest of the coursework will be delivered using hybrid, flexible or online formats. Students will come to campus to complete in-person learning requirements. Detailed schedules, with course-specific delivery information, will be available after registration. Courses, course descriptions and delivery formats are subject to change.
Your learning experience will be complemented by a 140-hour field placement, which will provide you with the skills, confidence and ability to compete for the best jobs with the best firms and organizations.
Please note: there are pre-placement requirements for the field placement component of this program.
Graduates may choose to pursue further study in a related Durham College graduate certificate program including:
Durham College also offers degree completion opportunities with a number of Canadian and international institutions. Sample diploma-to-degree opportunities include:
Please visit our pathways page to learn more about how you can transfer your credits towards a degree.
To help students have the best remote learning experience possible, Durham College’s IT Services department has identified technology recommendations for each program based on course needs and software requirements. While not required, students may want to consider these suggestions if they are purchasing a computer or laptop for the upcoming academic year.
Storage: 256GB SSD
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional or Education x64 SP1
Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 11 or Google Chrome (newest version) or Firefox (newest version)
Network Adapter: 802.11ac 2.4/5 GHz wireless adapter
Camera: Webcam/built-in camera
Questions regarding technology recommendations can be directed to the IT Service Desk or the school office.