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Paralegal Field Placement Students

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To become a Licensed Paralegal in Ontario, students must complete 120 hours of field placement/practicum work experience. KPA Lawyers has hosted several field placement students and proudly continues to do so.

Field placement students receive practical experience in all areas in which paralegals are licensed to practice. Opportunities also exist to assist lawyers in areas of law that are not taught in schools, such as family law.

We accept applications from paralegal field placement students on a rolling basis throughout the year. Interested applicants can apply online here.

FAQ

Does KPA accept paralegal placement students?


Yes! We accept applications from paralegal placement students on a rolling basis throughout the year.




Is there a job interview involved?


Yes, students applying for a paralegal placement at KPA Lawyers must attend a job interview which will be conducted in a similar fashion as any other type of employment with KPA.




Are there any eligibility criteria?


Yes, students must meet the following requirements to be considered for a paralegal placement at KPA Lawyers:

  • Be currently enrolled in or have completed an accredited paralegal program in the Province of Ontario; and

  • Obtain approval by their educational institution for the hours being completed at KPA Lawyers.




Are there any language requirements?


Paralegal placement students must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English.




Are field placements paid positions?


No, the Law Society of Ontariodoes not obligate law firms or colleges to secure or provide paid field placements.




Will KPA acknowledge my hours if I resign before the end of my placement?


The short answer is "no". Unless the student has a medical circumstance supported with valid documentation from a doctor, KPA will not acknowledge or validate any placement hours if the student resigns from his or her placement before the completion of the placement.