Law Society of Upper Canada Accredits Herzing College Paralegal Program Enabling Graduates to Become Licensed Paralegals

TORONTO and OTTAWA, Ontario, March 24 /CNW/ -- Herzing College's Paralegal diploma programs in Toronto and Ottawa have recently been accredited by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC), making graduates eligible to apply to take the Paralegal Licensing Examination through LSUC. The exam is required in order to practice as a duly qualified licensed Paralegal in Ontario. Herzing College Toronto is currently the only Private Career College in Toronto that offers an LSUC accredited Paralegal program.

"Our campus is ideally located in the Toronto Eaton Centre in the centre of downtown's law district, surrounded by court offices and several large law firms which afford our Paralegal graduates various internship and job opportunities," said George Hood, campus president of Herzing College - Toronto.

Opportunities also abound in Ottawa. "Herzing Ottawa is one of only 3 colleges approved by the LSUC to offer an accredited Paralegal program in the Capital Region," stated Dr. Michael McAllister, campus president of Herzing College - Ottawa. "With over 800 law firms, as well as the federal government, internship and employment opportunities are numerous."

The Herzing College one-year Paralegal diploma program includes a 120-hour internship that is a requirement to write the licensing exam. The program provides both theory and practical skills covering all areas where Paralegals are permitted to practice, such as small claims court, advocacy, highway traffic, tribunals, and landlord and tenant law. Graduates are qualified to work in law firms, government offices, corporate legal departments, or become self-employed.

"What I liked best about the Herzing Paralegal program were the teachers and staff," said J. Wayne Pitterson, Duly Licensed Paralegal and Herzing College graduate. "They were able to relate to students and portray the feeling that they truly cared, allowing myself and others to reach for the stars with a vast array of knowledge of the program. This was KEY for me," he added.

Herzing College campuses in Ottawa and Toronto also offer a Law Clerk diploma program that provides students with the education to work both as a Legal Assistant and a Law Clerk.

About Herzing College

Herzing College was one of the first post-secondary institutions founded to train students for the computer industry. Since 1965, business and computer-related education has been the focus of Herzing, with campuses located in Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario; Montreal, Quebec; and Winnipeg, Manitoba. Herzing College is part of the Herzing Educational System which also encompasses 11 physical campuses and Herzing University Online in the U.S. While expanding its campuses, Herzing also diversified its educational programs to include the fields of business management, health care, design, and public safety.

"Career-focused - Convenient - Caring" education is the motto of Herzing College. Caring is an integral part of the culture, and faculty and staff are hired as much for that characteristic as for their credentials and experience. Convenience is illustrated by not only the student choice of resident, hybrid or online options, but also by block scheduling so there is no wasted time between classes. All Herzing College locations in Canada are approved by provincial authorities, which review the approvals periodically. The Toronto, Ottawa, and Winnipeg Campuses are also accredited by the Canadian Education and Training Accreditation Commission.

Information about Herzing College-Toronto is available at and details about Herzing College-Ottawa are located at


		For further information: George Hood, Campus President, Herzing College - Toronto, (416) 599-6996, ext. 3201,; or Dr. Michael McAllister, Campus President, Herzing College - Ottawa, (613) 742-8099, ext. 10, Web Site: