Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Legal Learning Put Into Practice at Loyalist College

Paralegal students at Loyalist College in Canada are gaining hands-on experience in their field by operating PaIRS, an on-campus legal information service for students, staff and alumni. Their role is to guide clients to the necessary channels or resources to get answers to legal questions involving subjects such as landlord tenant concerns, highway traffic issues, or criminal pardon questions.

Students say it will help them prepare for their future jobs as paralegals. With a P-1 license from the Law Society of Upper Canada, a paralegal can work as a fee-for-service advocate to represent clients in provincial offences traffic court, small claims court or before administrative tribunals such as the Ontario Landlord Tenant Board.

Source: Belleville Intelligencer - Ontario, CA

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