Municipal Law Clerk

Ontario College Certificate | Code: 0945

About the program

This program will provide the comprehensive skills necessary to prepare graduates for entry-level opportunities within law departments of municipalities, insurance companies, and land and property development organizations. Individuals may enhance their skills in the municipal law field. Through knowledge and practice, students will be able to participate in Ontario Municipal Board advocacy, Small Claims Court advocacy, and Tenant Protection Act actions. The placement component is integral in providing the student with an opportunity to focus on a specific area(s) of their legal interest.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.
  • Students must be accepted into the program prior to registration to the placement course.

Graduate opportunities

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Program outcomes

  • Assume the role and responsibilities of a municipal law clerk.

  • Demonstrate advocacy skills.

  • Undertake legal research.

  • Use appropriate terminology and documentation.

  • Distinguish correct forms for specified procedures.

  • Assist lawyers, and conduct municipal prosecutions.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

Mark your calendars for our upcoming registration dates so you can plan your future.

Winter Registration: November 4, 2019
Spring Registration: February 3, 2020