LSG College of Law’s upcoming course schedule includes education for licensees who want to upgrade their skills, or branch out into new areas within the scope of practice.
Post-licensing certificate courses qualify for Continuing Professional Development hours. Check with the school or the Law Society for confirmation of the CPD hours. Class sizes are limited and registration closes five days before the first class. Registration is open to paralegals in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC).
Frank Alfano, an instructor, paralegal, owner of Driver’s Defence, and head of the Ontario Provincial Offences Advocacy Group (OPOAG), teaches the Trial Advocacy (Trial and Appellate) course. It includes a taped mock trial event.
The next courses start in Jan. 30, 2014 and March 31, 2014, with classes scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays. Cost: $600 plus HST. Register at: https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/8002016181679224832
Current Paralegals looking to expand their knowledge and specialize in Provincial Offences matters may be interested in the Provincial Offences for Paralegals course. ,
Instructors Frank Alfano and Mark Greco take students through an in-depth look at the procedures involved in such POA matters as sentencing and appeal strategies, and case law affecting matters prosecuted under various provincial acts.
LSG offers a Criminal Offences (Substantive) course. Issues covered include determining whether a paralegal is permitted to defend a matter, case management, defences, evidence, sentencing, diversion and more.
A certificate course on Record Suspension (formerly called Parole) begins Nov. 26. It runs Tuesdays and Thursdays for three weeks. Instructor Frank Alfano will take students through the procedure and outline core concepts in this potential practice area.
The cost is $250 + HST. LSUC has accredited this CPD for 2.5 Professional and 9.5 Substantive Hours.
For accredited program graduates planning to write the Law Society licensing exam, LSG offers a one-day Paralegal Exam Prep Course. Either on-site in Etobicoke, or online via live webinar, candidates will learn exam strategies, stress management and how to review core material. They will take part in practice tests and get feedback.
Look for upcoming Exam Prep events for the February exam.
For more details and to register, visit LSG College of Law’s site: