Start Your Legal Career in 12 Months or Less!
Fascinated by the legal system but don’t want to spend years at university and law school? At Herzing College Ottawa, we prepare students for rewarding, in-demand legal careers in one year or less!
Our combined approach of classroom theory and hands-on training helps Herzing grads secure positions in their field directly after graduation. And our dedicated instructors, convenient class schedules, and industry connections make transitioning back to school and into a legal career you’ll love easier than ever.
Law Clerk Program
Love the idea of working at a private law firm, government office or legal department? Law clerks work closely with lawyers to handle a range of legal and administrative tasks. They are a valued member of any legal team.
In just 12 months, Herzing’s Law Clerk program trains students in a range of areas, including:
- Corporate Law
- Wills and Estates
- Family Law
- Real Estate
- Legal office procedures
Law Clerk students also participate in a 4 week internship so they can apply their training, gain confidence, and make industry connections before graduating from the program.
Want to become a licensed paralegal in Ontario? Paralegals assist lawyers and work directly with clients to provide a range of services, including representing clients in Small Claims Court. Herzing’s Paralegal program prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed to apply for a license with the Law Society of Ontario.
In just 12 months at Herzing, you’ll learn everything you need to hit the ground running in your new career, including:
- Statutes and By-Laws
- Torts and Contracts
- Evidence and the Litigation Process
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Small Claims Court
- Tribunal Practice
- Provincial Offences/Motor Vehicle Offences
- Criminal Summary Conviction Procedures
Paralegal students also participate in a 4 week internship so they can apply their training, gain confidence, and make industry connections before graduating from the program.
Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Try our Career Exploration Kit
The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Career Readiness score now.
Start Preparing for your Career at Herzing College Ottawa
Our Ottawa campus has earned a solid reputation not only for quality education but for real-world career preparation. The objective of our diploma and online professional development certificate programs is simple: to equip our graduates with marketable skills that they can utilize in obtaining financially and emotionally rewarding careers.
Each program is designed to ensure that the skills and knowledge taught in class parallel those in demand in the workplace. Beyond the classroom, we offer personalized career services and support to students, beginning on day one. Get trained for a new career in less time than you think and we'll help you to find employment.
Many diploma programs at Herzing College in Ottawa include an internship to gain work experience!
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