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Adapting to a New Norm: Remote Work-Integrated Learning

Adapting to a New Norm: Remote Work-Integrated Learning

Fri, June 05, 2020

Work-Integrated Learning is a major component of Humber’s programs and strong relationships with industry partners have made for a smooth process.

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Paralegal Professor Writes Article as a Panel Expert

Paralegal Professor Writes Article as a Panel Expert

Fri, May 29, 2020

Paralegal Professor, Jasteena Dhillon, collaborated with LexisNexis Canada and wrote an article on the Rule of Law and Economic Development in Canada.

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Work-Integrated Learning Centre Hosts a Successful Speed Networking Event

Work-Integrated Learning Centre Hosts a Successful Speed Networking Event

Thu, April 16, 2020

The Work Integrated Learning Centre hosted a Speed Networking Event for Law Clerk and Paralegal students.

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Paralegal Degree Grad Excels at Windsor Law School

Paralegal Degree Grad Excels at Windsor Law School

Tue, March 31, 2020

Paralegal Studies graduate, Joey Galinsky, is completing his first year at the University of Windsor and the University of Detroit, Faculty of Law.

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Law Professor Challenges Students to Connect Beyond the Classroom

Law Professor Challenges Students to Connect Beyond the Classroom

Fri, March 27, 2020

Paralegal Professor, Rick Libman began allotting marks to his class based on one of his student's ideas of a participation challenge.

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Humber Excels at 2020 Osgoode Cup Mooting Competition

Humber Excels at 2020 Osgoode Cup Mooting Competition

Mon, March 09, 2020

Humber mooting team, Elizabeth and Elena placed 6th overall out of 16 teams at the 2020 Osgoode Cup National Undergraduate Mooting Competition.

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Law Professor Delivers Keynote Address at ILCO

Law Professor Delivers Keynote Address at ILCO

Fri, March 06, 2020

Professor Farah Jamal Karmali delivered the Keynote Address at the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (ILCO) Annual Education Awards Ceremony.

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Law Clerk Students Get The Goodmans Experience

Law Clerk Students Get The Goodmans Experience

Wed, March 04, 2020

Select Law Clerk students from colleges across the Greater Toronto Area were invited to attend “A Day in the Life at Goodmans” event.

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Paralegal Students Attend OBA's Educational Institute

Paralegal Students Attend OBA's Educational Institute

Mon, February 10, 2020

Over 50 third-year students from the Bachelor of Paralegal Studies program attended the Ontario Bar Association's 2020 Educational Institute.

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Paralegal Grad Becomes First Humber Student to Receive a Masters at University of Toronto

Paralegal Grad Becomes First Humber Student to Receive a Masters at University of Toronto

Mon, December 02, 2019

Ciro William Torres-Granizo, Paralegal Studies graduate, is Humber’s first degree graduate to achieve a Master of Education from UofT.

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Law Clerk Students Welcome Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Guest Speakers

Law Clerk Students Welcome Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Guest Speakers

Fri, November 29, 2019

Three representatives from Toronto law firm, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP delivered a thorough and engaging presentation to Law Clerk students.

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A Day in the Life at Goodmans

A Day in the Life at Goodmans

Wed, November 13, 2019

The Work-Integrated Learning Centre in Partnership with Goodmans LLP hosted “A Day in the Life at Goodmans” event on November 12th.

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ADR Students Apply Skills At Dispute Resolution Clinic

ADR Students Apply Skills At Dispute Resolution Clinic

Tue, September 24, 2019

The Alternative Dispute Resolution program, in partnership with St. Stephen’s Community House and Ignite opened the Dispute Resolution Clinic.

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Paralegal Degree Alumni Accepted into Law Schools

Paralegal Degree Alumni Accepted into Law Schools

Mon, September 23, 2019

We are pleased to announce that two Paralegal Degree graduates have been accepted into prestigious Law Schools.

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Paralegal Degree Graduate Excels at MENA Region IP Firm

Paralegal Degree Graduate Excels at MENA Region IP Firm

Mon, September 23, 2019

We are so pleased to hear about the success of Christine Abi-Najem, a 2011 graduate of the Paralegal Studies program.

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Humber Graduate Accepted into The Law School

Humber Graduate Accepted into The Law School

Mon, June 03, 2019

A 2018 graduate, Devin Griffin, will be our first graduate attending The Law School at Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

The Law School is ranked 17th out of 101 Law Schools in the United Kingdom. Devin was our first student to do his field placement with the Tax Law Services Section of the Department of Justice Canada in Ottawa. 

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Second Annual Aboriginal Moot Held at the Lakeshore Campus

Second Annual Aboriginal Moot Held at the Lakeshore Campus

Thu, May 16, 2019

On April 12, 2019, Paralegal Degree students held the Second Annual Aboriginal Moot at the Lakeshore Campus. 

The Aboriginal Moot was the capstone assignment for students in the Indigenous Legal Perspectives course. To open the Second Annual Aboriginal Moot, students toured the Indigenous Cultural Markers recently installed at the Lakeshore campus.

The Faculty of Business is meeting Humber’s aspirations pursuant to the Indigenous Education Protocol, and has responded to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, by modifying the Paralegal Degree Program curriculum. The new course compares Aboriginal Law with Indigenous Legal Traditions. Professor Shirley Wales, a lawyer and former Adjudicator for the survivors of the Indian Residential Schools, designed and taught the new course. She incorporated research from her PhD studies, including the Indigenous Legal Traditions course taught by an Elder.

The Aboriginal Moot follows the format of the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot. Most Canadian Law Schools participate in the Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot. The Moot is also known as “The Talking Circle”. Students engage in roundtable negotiations with the aim of reaching a consensus-based settlement. They rely on Indigenous Legal Traditions, as well as provincial, federal, and international law. The students were honoured to be joined at the Second Annual Aboriginal Moot by Associate Dean James Cullin, and by Paralegal Degree faculty members Dr. Karen Schucher and Dr. John Allen.

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Humber Team Places Second at Guelph-Humber Mooting Competition

Humber Team Places Second at Guelph-Humber Mooting Competition

Thu, May 16, 2019

Paralegal Degree students Danny Pallag, Breanne Peacock and Mushfiq Mawla participated in the first International Guelph-Humber Mooting Competition. 

Breanne and Daniel placed 2nd overall in the preliminary rounds, and, on day two, advanced to the Finals. Breanne, Daniel, and Mushfiq all received distinguished advocate awards. This was especially spectacular as Mushfiq competed alone. Only eight of these awards were distributed, one of which is the top advocate award. All three students worked very hard and did an outstanding job of representing Humber and the Paralegal Studies Degree program.

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Paralegal Degree Students Attend Industry Panel Event

Paralegal Degree Students Attend Industry Panel Event

Thu, April 11, 2019

On March 11th, 2019, at the Lakeshore Campus, the Placement Centre hosted the Paralegal Studies Degree Employer Panel Event.

Students from the 4th and 6th semesters had the opportunity to speak with Humber partners and employers regarding their upcoming summer placement.

The Placement Centre welcomed Humber alumnae Chantall Samuels and Jillian Hardy, as well as other industry professionals Samantha Glass, Drew Samuels, Dror Ziskind, and Doron Gold. All panelists work for various legal offices and departments and spent their afternoon offering advice and valuable skills to paralegal students.

Thanks to the students for asking relevant questions and generating meaningful discussions.

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Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Hosts Tour for Humber Law Clerk Diploma Students

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Hosts Tour for Humber Law Clerk Diploma Students

Thu, April 11, 2019

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, located in Toronto, hosted a tour for Humber Law Clerk Diploma students and their Placement Advisor, Mary Anne Myers.

The event began with a presentation on Osler’s corporate culture and practice areas. This was followed by a tour of the facilities and the office areas where students and new graduates would work. Osler staff discussed current job opportunities and encouraged the students to apply. Students found the tour to be insightful and the staff extremely welcoming and informative.

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Paralegal and Law Clerk Networking Event

Paralegal and Law Clerk Networking Event

Tue, April 02, 2019

On Monday March 18, 2019, from 11:00am to 3:00pm the Placement Centre hosted a Networking event for the Paralegal and Law Clerk Students.

Over 130 students registered for this successful event, which was geared towards students in their third and fourth semesters. With employers from companies such as Attorney General, Aird & Berlis LLP, Canada Border Services Agency and many more that offered our students advice, information on best application practices, hiring processes, current and future job opportunities and Q & A opportunities where students were able to ask questions pertaining to their interests.

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Students Represent the Paralegal Studies Degree at OBA’s Educational Institute

Students Represent the Paralegal Studies Degree at OBA’s Educational Institute

Mon, March 11, 2019

A group of third-year Paralegal Studies degree students staffed Humber's exhibit at the Ontario Bar Association's Educational Institute.

Lawyers from across the province attended various educational sessions. The third-year students provided information about the Paralegal Studies degree program and networked with attending professionals about work placement opportunities. 

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Paralegal Grad Hired at Ontario Law Firm

Paralegal Grad Hired at Ontario Law Firm

Mon, March 11, 2019

Jordan I. Butt, a Paralegal Education alumnus, after achieving his Paralegal Licence has secured a position as a Legal Assistant. 

Jordan was hired at the reputable Ontario Labour Law firm, Ursel Phillips Fellows Hopkinson LLP.

Congratulations, Jordan!

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Paralegal Students Excel at 2019 Osgoode Cup

Paralegal Students Excel at 2019 Osgoode Cup

Mon, March 11, 2019

Students from Paralegal Studies degree program excelled at the 2019 Osgoode Cup National Undergraduate Mooting Competition at Osgoode Hall Law School.

There were 94 two-member mooting teams participating in the Mooting Competition from across Canada. There were teams from as far away as the University of Calgary and Memorial University of Newfoundland, as well as teams from McGill University, Queen’s University, Western University, Wilfred Laurier University, Carleton University, University of Guelph, and ten teams from the University of Toronto. Humber also had ten mooting teams.

Two Humber teams reached round 16 and ranked fourth and sixth out of the 94 teams. One of those teams reached the semi-finals, which is the furthest a Humber team has advanced in this Undergraduate Competition. Of the team members, Danny Pallag, was one of nine mooters to receive a Distinguished Advocate Award. But, what was truly outstanding, was that the other team member, Tudor Gagea, received the Top Advocate Award, ranking first out of 188 individual participants. This was a spectacular accomplishment for Tudor and Humber. Humber has proven to be a power to be reckoned with at national competitions.

The Humber mooting teams were coached by Paige Diebel, a graduate of the Paralegal Studies degree program, who also received a Distinguished Advocates Award at the 2015 Osgoode Cup. She is a licensed paralegal with a Bay Street law firm specializing in employment law and insurance.

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Paralegal Grads Accepted into Master of Laws Programs

Paralegal Grads Accepted into Master of Laws Programs

Mon, March 11, 2019

Two of Humber’s Paralegal Studies degree graduates have received unconditional acceptances for admission to Master of Laws programs in Canada. 

Jatinder Virdi, who is attending Law School at the University of Limerick in the Republic of Ireland has been accepted for admission to the Masters of Laws program at the University of Toronto Law School, ranked as the top Law School in Canada. Jonathan Joli, who is attending Law School at the University of Leicester in England has just been accepted for admission to the Master of Laws program at the University of British Columbia Law School, ranked third of Canadian Law Schools.

Two of our graduates, Adriana Rizzuto and Aram Simovonian, were previously accepted for admission to the Master of Laws program at Osgoode Hall Law School, ranked fourth of Canadian Law Schools, and have graduated, and have been called to the Bar in Ontario.

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Addressing Solutions to Hate Speech

Addressing Solutions to Hate Speech

Mon, December 03, 2018

Humber’s 4th-year Paralegal Degree students and professor Jasteena Dhillon participated in a workshop to discuss the causes of growth in hate speech.

Held jointly by Facebook Canada and Public Safety Canada, the aim of the event was to bring together young people who can come up with proactive legal, social and political solutions to address this growing and dangerous phenomenon. 

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Paralegal Professor Speaks at Munk School of Global Affairs

Paralegal Professor Speaks at Munk School of Global Affairs

Mon, December 03, 2018

Jasteena Dhillon, Paralegal Professor and Lawyer spoke at the Munk School of Global Affairs on a Global Development Panel with UNICEF Canada.

The focus of Jasteena's contribution was to articulate and address legal issues that have emerged and are challenging the development sector.

Among the many issues raised, this panel debated how the sector should adapt to emerging trends. For instance, how to deal with internal problems of the sector, address multi-dimensional conflicts, rising populism, donor fatigue and suggest how the sector can best support fragile states, post-conflict states and more stable countries.

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Humber Paralegal Journal Showcased at AAfPE Conference

Humber Paralegal Journal Showcased at AAfPE Conference

Wed, November 07, 2018

The Humber Journal of Paralegal Access to Justice created a sensation at the National Conference of the American Association for Paralegal Education.

Thomson Reuters had a book display and allowed the Humber Journal to be included on the display. The sales representative stated that most of the delegate traffic was directed at the Humber publication. There is no similar journal published in the United States by paralegal programs. The regulation of paralegals in the Province of Ontario is far ahead of any similar program in the U.S. Only Washington State and Utah has limited license legal technicians (LLLTs). A copy of the journal was provided to Debra Geiger, President-Elect of AAfPE, and to Ruth Stevens, of Grande Valley State University in Michigan.

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Paralegal Studies Degree Students have Outstanding Success at 2018 Lions Cup Mooting Competition

Paralegal Studies Degree Students have Outstanding Success at 2018 Lions Cup Mooting Competition

Mon, October 01, 2018

Two students from the Paralegal Studies degree program had outstanding success at the inaugural 2018 Lions Cup Mooting Competition at York University.

The 2018 Lions Cup is the first National Undergraduate Mooting Competition held during the summer months, and the first mooting competition held at York University. The competition was co-founded by Humber alumna, Fallon Burns, a Paralegal Studies degree graduate, who is pursuing post-graduate studies at York University.

There were a total of 15 mooting teams from various Canadian universities, including Carleton University, McGill University, and the University of Toronto. Humber College’s team of second-year student, Breanne Peacock, and third-year student, Daniel Pallag placed fourth overall after the first day of competition and advanced to the quarter-finals. On the second day of competition, Humber’s mooting team advanced to the semi-finals, where they were defeated in a narrow decision of a split judging panel. They were awarded trophies for reaching the semi-final round. Breanne and Daniel are to be congratulated on showing great initiative in representing Humber following completion of the academic year.

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Paralegal Professional Gives Humorous Talk to Students

Paralegal Professional Gives Humorous Talk to Students

Mon, October 01, 2018

Ron Holt of Holt Paralegal Services gave a humorous and helpful visit to the career development course in the paralegal graduate certificate program. 

The new students heard about the challenges and joys of running a paralegal business with lots of questions about financial success! Ron graduated from Humber in the diploma program in 2017.

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Humber Grad Accepted to Osgoode Hall Law School

Humber Grad Accepted to Osgoode Hall Law School

Mon, October 01, 2018

A 2017 Paralegal Studies degree graduate, Katie Drury, is attending the Dual Canada/U.S. J.D. Program at Windsor Law School.

She was previously featured in the Dean’s Newsletter in February 2018 for landing an externship position with the Federal District Court in Detroit and is now featured in the 2018/2019 Humber Viewbook. She recently received her grades after completing year one of the Dual J.D. program at Windsor and ranked a remarkable second out of 85 students in that program. Based on her superlative ranking, she was accepted as a transfer student into year two at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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ADR Students, Faculty and Alumni Give Back to the Global Community

ADR Students, Faculty and Alumni Give Back to the Global Community

Mon, September 24, 2018

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) faculty member Alicia Kuin and a team of ADR students and alumni attended the Rotary Convention in Toronto.

At the convention, they promoted opportunities associated with Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI). MBBI Canada connects social justice advocates across the country, with membership spanning six provinces. Its membership is composed of: authors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, educators, coaches, government employees, mediators, and Rotarians—seeking to include a diversity of professionals who believe in the power of mediation in building peace.

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New Paralegal Degree Course Created to Promote Reconciliation with the Indigenous Peoples

New Paralegal Degree Course Created to Promote Reconciliation with the Indigenous Peoples

Mon, June 18, 2018

Keynote speaker Gabrielle Scrimshaw has inspired us to promote reconciliation by rebuilding relationships with the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

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Paralegal Graduates Secure Full-Time Employment

Paralegal Graduates Secure Full-Time Employment

Thu, June 14, 2018

The Tax Law Services Section of the Department of Justice Canada is hiring seven 2018 graduates of Paralegal Studies on a full-time basis in May. 

This is an unprecedented amount of hiring graduates by the Department of Justice in one year. In addition, the Department of Justice Canada has hired eight Paralegal Studies degree students from Year Three for their four-month work term placement this summer.

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Paralegal Diploma Grad Secures Court Clerk and Registrar Position

Paralegal Diploma Grad Secures Court Clerk and Registrar Position

Tue, May 01, 2018

Neel Narine, a 2017 Paralegal Education graduate, started working at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General as a Court Clerk and Registrar.

Henry Lowi, a Humber Law professor, noted that Neel always took his studies seriously, participated actively in lectures, and submitted thoughtfully-drafted assignments. Congratulations on your new position, Neel!

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Paralegal Students Excel at 2018 Osgoode Cup Mooting Competition

Paralegal Students Excel at 2018 Osgoode Cup Mooting Competition

Mon, March 26, 2018

Students from the Paralegal Studies degree program had incredible success at the 2018 Osgoode Cup Mooting Competition on March 3rd and 4th.

There were 109 teams from Canadian universities including McGill University, Queen's University and the University of Toronto. In total, six mooting teams of paralegal students represented Humber at the competition. And, of those six, three Humber teams advanced to the last 16 teams, a truly outstanding achievement.

On Sunday, the team of Tudor Gagea and Danny Pallag advanced to the quarter-finals and were edged out of advancing by a split decision. Tudor and a second-year student, Elizabeth Hamilton, each won a Top Ten Oralist award out of 218 mooters. This has placed Humber at the forefront of national undergraduate mooting.

The Humber mooting teams were coached by Aram Simovonian, a graduate of the Paralegal Studies degree program, who obtained his LL.B. degree at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. and his LL.M. degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Ontario bar in January 2018 and now teaches a course in our degree program.

Congratulations to all the students and faculty who competed in this year’s Mooting Competition.

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