More than half of Ontario's law clerks are employed in the GTA due to Toronto's concentration of law firms, courts, finance, insurance and real estate companies. Law Clerks are employed in a variety of settings, law firms, corporations, non-profit organizations and real estate Title insurance companies. |
National Canadian salary data for employees with a Law Clerk Diploma, Canadian Certification:
Law Clerk C$30,522 - C$65,597
Legal Assistant C$30,336 - C$52,194
Paralegal / Legal Assistant C$30,588 - C$59,496
Paralegal C$37,788 - C$62,218
Administrative Assistant C$27,084 - C$50,337
- Gross, national 25th to 75th percentile salary range according to payscale.com
The following is a snapshot of educational institutions and program offerings within Toronto.
Hersing offers a one year college diploma that prepares students to work as a Legal Assistant and/or Law Clerk. Students are taught legal principles, practices and procedures in the areas of Real Estate, Wills & Estates, Family Law, Corporate Law, Litigation in addition to legal office procedures. Students learn Teraview and PC Law and will use Quicklaw and eCarswell Lawsource online sources. Students will be prepared to write one or all of the four Law Clerk exams to become Certified.
Seneca offers a 2 year, 4 semester Ontario College Diploma Program preparing students to work as law clerks, assisting lawyers in private law offices and in the law departments of government and industry. Areas of concentration include Real Estate, Corporate and Commercial Law and Litigation.
Seneca also offers a 13 month, 3 semester Accelerated Ontario College Diploma Program:
Humber offers students the opportunity to gain Practical Legal Knowledge in the Legal field. The 2-year program gives students the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully support the demands of a law firm. Graduates with a minimum overall GPA of 75 per cent or higher will be considered for admission to the four-year Bachelor of Applied Arts - Paralegal Studies degree program.
Humber's Paralegal Studies degree program is promoted on their website as the only degree program of its kind in Ontario. On successful completion of the Paralegal Studies degree program and licensing exam, you may choose to work as a paralegal in a law firm, small claims court agent, legal researcher, court monitor, investigator, or paralegal firm manager. Employers include major paralegal firms, law firms, federal/provincial government departments, court administration offices, administrative boards and tribunals, and legal departments of corporations.
Centennial College offers a law clerk diploma where qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with selected universities, institutes and professional associations. Partnerships allow graduates to apply academic credit towards further study. The University partner is Athabasca University.
Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario 21st Annual Conference - "Capitalize on Your Success"
The Westin, Ottawa, Ontario
May 11th to May 14th, 2011
The institute of Law Clerks of Ontario