Paralegal Technology

JCA1.k - ACS Paralegal

This is an ideal program for those who wish to redirect their career towards a sector in high demand. Professional firms as well as litigation departments say they are ready to welcome graduates. Opt for more flexibility in your legal studies with this intensive Paralegal Technology program.






18 months


Fall and Winter



Ideal program to reorient your career

This Paralegal Technology program prepares you to perform several functions in the legal fields such as 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, perform legal research and manage several other types of legal files.

This program enables students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to work within the legal profession. These include, but are not limited to, analysing and researching legal issues, drafting procedures and other legal documents, attending meetings with clients and assisting lawyers during trials before different tribunals. This intensive four-semester program (18 months) in Paralegal Technology leads to an Attestation of Collegial Studies (ACS) and includes a 6-week internship (210 hours).

Course Softwares :
Office 365 Windows which includes OneDrive, Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams, as well as Soquij, Quicklaw, La référence, Aliform and EnAct.

Bilingual Environment in Paralegal Technology At  Collège O’Sullivan de Montréal inc., this program is not limited to the study of law. To better prepare you for the job market you will follow French as a Second Language courses, as part of the general education classes. You will also be able to take a law course in French from the second semester on. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to perfect your bilingualism each semester with other students enrolled in this ACS by completing a group assignment in French.

In order to comply with the needs of the labour market and the directives of the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur, you will learn how to:

  • Read second-language doctrine and jurisprudence;
  • Learn basic writing skills in a second language;
  • Carry out bilingual research.


Equipment required

The student will need to equip themselves with a computer. A computer can never be replaced by a cell phone. Here are the minimum characteristics required for the computer:

  • Processor: (Intel i5/i7 or AMD equivalent) or ARM M1 CPU or higher
  • 32 GB minimum
  • HD 500 GB SSD or Nvme Minimum
  • 14-inch screen
  • WIFI and LAN
  • USB 3.0
  • Mouse
  • Windows 10 or 11 or macOS X 10.11 or higher
  • Office 365 (provided by the college for the duration of the courses)
  • Adobe Suite
  • WebCam
  • Headphones with integrated microphone (USB)
  • Printer (recommended)


Admission requirements

To be eligible for a study program leading to an attestation of college studies (ACS), candidates must have a Secondary School Diploma (SSD), a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) or have studies deemed sufficient by the college, and meet one of the following conditions:

Have interrupted their studies for at least two consecutive semesters (or one school year)


have completed at least one year of post-secondary studies (spread over one year or more).


*A combination of post-secondary studies and interruption of studies is acceptable.

Studies towards the completion of a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) are considered post-secondary education.

Are you ready to register?


Here are the documents to upload to apply for admission:

  • Admission form to be completed online ($ 50 admission fee will be generated);
  • High school transcript issued by the “Ministère de l’Éducation”;
  • Last post-secondary transcript, if applicable OR Equivalence issued by the “Ministère de l’Immigration, Francisation et Intégration du Québec”;
  • Birth certificate (long-format issued by l’État Civil).


Candidates born outside of Quebec must submit documents proving their official status in Quebec.

Collège O’Sullivan de Montreal inc. operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applications are processed throughout the year. An applicant will usually be notified of the Admissions Committee’s decision within three weeks of their application during the registration period.

Canadian or international student fees must then be paid according to the established deadlines.


Why O’Sullivan?

96% placement rate

Our lifetime placement service offers students help with their internship and job search during and after their studies.

Teachers’s expertise

The program’s teachers are recognized experts in the legal field, which is reflected in the quality of teaching.

Recognition of the establishment

The college has been recognized for its Paralegal Technology program for over 30 years.


An enriching career waiting for you!


  • Bankruptcy trustee;
  • Business development centre;
  • Corporate litigation department;
  • Court of law;
  • Documentation centre;
  • Editor, school board;
  • Financial institution;
  • Government;
  • Municipality;
  • Incorporation, advertising or market research facility;
  • Insurance company;
  • Labour union;
  • Legal firms, notary offices;
  • Professional order.

*PYGMA website (SRAM)


Mock Trial

As part of the ACS in Paralegal Technology, you will participate in a mock trial. This special project is prepared by students during the course of Legal Procedures Practicum in the last semester of classes.

Potential employers

  • C.R.A.C. une division de ESC;
  • Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité au travail (CNESST);
  • Directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales (DPCP);
  • Grenier Gagnon Notaires;
  • Juriglobal;
  • La Fonction publique du Québec;
  • LegalLogik;
  • Miller Thomson;
  • Ministère de la Justice du Québec;
  • Palais de justice;
  • Pharmascience;
  • PME Inter Notaires;
  • Sûreté du Québec;
  • Tribunal administratif du Québec (TAQ);
  • Etc.

Computer Laboratory

In order to apply theory, you will complete many traning hours in a computer laboratory. By using various software, such as Aliform and EnAct, you will gain efficiency in several areas of law.


Course curriculum of the program

Complete course curriculum

Cours du programme

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Quebec student

Canadian student



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