Paralegal Technology

310.CO - DCS Paralegal

International Student

This specialized 3-year program allows for the student to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to work in the legal field. Our training seamlessly combines theoretical, practical and operational knowledge of law, to prepare students to excel in the legal field.

language

French or English

path

In person

duration

2370 hours

admission

Fall and Winter

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Program description

Promotes excellence in your career

We offer a specialized program with law courses that have been designed to facilitate your learning, develop your know-how and make you a highly qualified paralegal.

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 documents.

When you graduate you will be able to assist several types of legal professionals, and depending on the field you practice, assume different functions in your work. After obtaining your DCS in Paralegal Technology, you will also be able to pursue your studies in a university law faculty or become a bailiff by meeting the requirements of the professional association.

During your college studies you will also complete a 15-week (525 hours) internship in a company such as a law firm. Through our extensive network of partners, Collège O’Sullivan deMontreal inc. will be able to assist you in your search for an internship.

Requirements

The admission requirements

Have a Secondary School Diploma (SSD)

OR

Have a Secondary Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS) including:

  1. Secondary V Language of Instruction;
  2. Secondary V Second Language;
  3. Secondary IV Mathematics

OR

Have equivalent qualification for a person who has studied outside Quebec

OR

Have equivalent experience and qualifications and have interrupted his or her full-time studies for a period of at least 24 consecutive months.

A candidate who has not obtained his or her SSD or DVS can be accepted conditionally if no more than 6 credits are missing to obtain the SSD or DVS. In such a case, the candidate must agree to complete the missing credits during his or her first semester of studies.

To apply, you must fill out the form for the Application for admission, upload the necessary documents and pay the fees (See Steps for admission )

Applicants who are in their final year of high school receive a conditional acceptance, pending receipt of their high school diploma.

Collège O’Sullivan de Montréal 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.

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Advantages

Why O’Sullivan?

Computer laboratory training

Approach that offers theoretical and practical experience

Bilingual

Students learn terminology and procedures in french and english, making them better equipped for the market.

96% Placement rate

Our lifetime placement service allows you to benefit from our solid reputation within the legal community

100 years of excellence

Our diploma is highly valued due to the expertise of our qualified teachers, ensuring increased recognition and respect in the job market.”

Extracurricular activities related to the program

Visit to the Montreal Courthouse, oratorical debate club at school

Career

A rewarding and captivating career awaits you!

Following this training, you will be able to enter directly into the job market. If you wish to pursue your studies, our program, which will provide you with a solid foundation, will also prepare you for your classes at a university law faculty (according to the conditions of each institution), or become a bailiff by meeting the requirements of the professional association.

Workplaces*:

  • Bankruptcy trustee, CSST
  • 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, bailiffs
  • Professional order
  • Etc.

*PYGMA website (SRAM)

Job Prospects:

  • Bailiff (after having completed the Chambre des huissiers de justice du Québec program)
  • Compensation Officer
  • Court Clerk
  • Court Registrar
  • Fraud Investigator
  • Paralegal

Our DCS in Paralegal Technology will allow you to pursue a career as a Paralegal in Criminal law, Commercial law, Family law, and more. As a Paralegal, you will be assigned files for analysis and research. For example, you will have to write pleadings and other types of legal documents.

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
  • Latraverse huissiers de justice
  • LegalLogik
  • Miller Thomson
  • Ministère de la Justice du Canada et du Québec
  • Palais de justice
  • Pharmascience
  • PME Inter Notaires
  • Sûreté du Québec
  • Tribunal administratif du Québec (TAQ)

Curriculum

Course curriculum

Here is the course curriculum for the DCS in Paralegal Technology.

Complete course curriculum

Program courses

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Quebec students

Canadian students

International students

Testimony

As a graduate, I believe that O’Sullivan college is one of the greatest college. I really enjoyed studying there. The teachers are amiable, motivated and very motivating, which makes the students’ academic journey very pleasant. Also, the staff of the administration make that experience more agreeable as they are always available to help and guide the students. I would definitely recommend anyone to study at O’Sullivan College!

Noura Ano

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

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