Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
Conduct oneself professionally in adherence to the guidelines of the Law Society of Ontario.
Students must complete at least 120 hours of work placement. The unpaid placement is completed during Semester 4. All courses from Semesters 1 to 3 must be completed before enrolling in the field placement in Semester 4. Working with the field placement advisor, students are actively involved in pursuing placement opportunities. In addition, students are expected to market themselves to prospective employers and are free to initiate their own placements.
The legal profession offers a unique mix of drama and regulation that facilitates a career of new challenges and learning. Whether you participate in a divorce negotiation, a bail hearing, the sale of a house, or a criminal case, Humber’s Law Clerk diploma program gives you the foundation to excel.
Is This Program Right For Me?
If you’re interested in taking this program but have no previous experience or knowledge of Canadian and Ontario law, don’t worry. While a background in law is a benefit in this program, it is not a requirement. Rather, ask yourself these questions if you are thinking about applying:
If you answered yes to the above, then this program may be the right choice for you.
Three Reasons to Choose Humber
Gain Practical Experience
We want you to graduate from this program confident and career-ready. So, like many programs at Humber, our curriculum combines classroom learning with hands-on, practical projects to give students a well-rounded education. You’ll be introduced to, and become comfortable using, industry-standard legal software such as Teraview, Quicklaw, Westlaw, PCLaw, InForm, DivorceMate and Fast Company. Projects and assessments will sharpen your written communication skills, ensuring you will be able to transform information and instructions into a well-written and prepared format suitable for any legal procedure. And, through the required work placement, you’ll gain industry experience at prominent private law firm or government agency.
Learn From Industry Experts
As a student in this program, you will have the advantage of gaining a law clerk education from industry professionals. Our faculty is composed of practicing and non-practicing lawyers and law clerks with years of experience working within a number of specialties in the field. With a passion for teaching and their profession, the Law Clerk faculty prepares students to graduate from this program with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to impress potential employers.
The two-year Law Clerk diploma program at Humber College is partnered with leading law firms, industry offices and government bodies throughout Ontario. Some of or industry partners include:
The verdict is in: Humber College’s Law Clerk diploma is your best route to a fulfilling career in the legal field.
Employment prospects are excellent as the Toronto legal sector employs more than half of Ontario’s law clerks. There are a significant number of opportunities to work as a law clerk or legal assistant at both public and private firms. In addition to law firms, you can also pursue law clerk opportunities in government agencies, courts, financial and insurance firms, real estate companies, and corporate head offices.
Under a lawyer’s direction, you’ll play a key role in supporting a legal practice by writing and performing administrative tasks including maintaining and filing corporate documents, completing real estate transactions, drafting contracts, conducting title searches and engaging in legal research. In a litigation office, you’ll also have the opportunity to interview clients and witnesses, and accompany lawyers to meetings and court appearances.
Follow in the footsteps of past Law Clerk graduates who’ve been hired at organizations such as Goodman & Griffin, Morguard Trust, Legal Aid Ontario, City of Brampton, McMillan LLP, and First Canadian Title Insurance Company.
Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
Graduates may apply to become members of the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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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.
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.
Accounting Students Take First Place in Worldwide Business Strategy Game
Wed, May 27, 2020
Three Professional Accounting Practice graduate certificate program graduates placed first in a worldwide Business Strategy Game competition.
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Instage VR Experience
Thu, July 02, 2020 | 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Humber's Centre for Entrepreneurship will be installing an Instage Virtual Reality Experience once activity resumes on campus.
In the meantime, Instage has offered to do live demonstrations which will help students improve in areas such as interviews, sales, and pitches.
Job Search 101
Wed, July 08, 2020 | 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
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June 25 and July 30
Faculty of Business News
Launch Me Competition Winners Announced
Wed, April 29, 2020
Congratulations to the winners who presented their final pitches on Zoom for a chance to win funding and resources to support their startups.
Finalists to Present Business Ideas Online for Launch Me Competition
Wed, April 01, 2020
The Launch Me Competition provides aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to develop and present their business ideas at a live pitch night.
Humber at Home
Wed, April 01, 2020
As we adjust to working and learning at home, it’s important to stay connected to each other.
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