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Our mission is
to serve our Members.

We deliver the tools and education to support our Members, so they can maintain public confidence in their committment to provide competent legal services.

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Member Spotlight: Highlighting Success

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

HIGHLIGHTING SUCCESS

The OPA Education Committee is proud to see fellow OPA member Darcy Purdy featured in uLaw’s Spot Light Q&A!

Spot Light features members of the Canadian legal profession and asks them why they decided to work in law and how they see their profession evolving in the future.

Darcy answers questions regarding what led her to pursue a career in the legal profession, how the field of law has changed since she became a paralegal, and the challenges she’s faced in her role thus far. Discover more about Darcy’s practice and insights as a licensed paralegal in this short video:

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Become a CPD Panellist

ENGAGE ⚖ LEAD ⚖ SHARE ⚖ TEACH ⚖ MENTOR

We are looking for OPA Members to be CPD panellists.

Volunteer your skills and help us advance the Paralegal profession!

The OPA is full of talented members who would be great panellists at upcoming CPDs! As a panellist, not only will you gain valuable speaking experience, you can claim up to 3X CPD hours towards your annual requirement!

Become a CPD Panellist

Thank you for your interest in making our future brighter.

⁺Did you know?

As a CPD panellist, you may be entitled to claim up to 3 times the amount of LSO accredited CPD hours?

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Volunteer.
Get recognized.
Be rewarded.

Please complete the OPA Panellist form. Requests will be reviewed by the Education Committee on a recurring basis. We will contact you directly when we begin the planning stages.

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Our mission is
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We deliver the tools and education to support our Members, so they can maintain public confidence in their committment to provide competent legal services.

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Join the Education Committee

MAKE AN IMPACT ⚖ Volunteer ⚖ Get recognized ⚖ Be rewarded

Call for Volunteers from the Education Committee

This is an exciting time for OPA and the Education Committee. We are growing our members-only Professional Development and Learning capabilities with exciting new initiatives like our new delivery platform. Now is the time for fresh ideas.

Have a skill that can benefit the Education Committee?
Volunteer your skills and help us advance the Paralegal profession!

By investing in our members, we will elevate the profession and become
the NEW industry standard for Paralegal education in Ontario!

What is in it for you?

⚖ Personal growth and well-being

Social opportunities to network, meet mentors and make new friends while working on a team.

⚖ Have your voice heard

Contribute to the future, have a voice on the committee’s new mandate and new processes.

⚖ Learn new skills

Learn about interesting, current topics and issues facing Paralegals – mini educational experiences that will increase your knowledge and add value to your Paralegal toolkit.

⚖ Recognition

Being thanked, appreciated, and celebrated.

⚖ Increased sense of purpose

Knowing that you are making a difference and a lasting impact on the Paralegal profession.

⚖ Leadership opportunities

Represent OPA members and the Paralegal profession within the community and with all vested stakeholders in the broader Ontario legal community .

What is the Education Committee looking for?

⚖ Passion

Make a difference by supporting the advancement of the Paralegal profession through professional development.

⚖ Dependable, accountable, and honest

We want volunteers who are responsible, commit and take pride in their actions.

⚖ Diversity

We want the Education Committee to reflect the membership we serve, we encourage cultural and professional diversity.

⚖ Problem solvers

A healthy curiosity and willingness to try new things – creative yet practical thinkers with the ability to think outside the box and the confidence to propose new ideas, new ways of thinking and new approaches to professional education.

⚖ Client-centric

Volunteers who serve the membership and have a passion to meet and work with others within the community.

⚖ Flexibility

administrative organization and the ability to prioritize according to shifting organizational priorities and a constantly evolving legal industry.

Volunteers agree. The more you get involved, the greater your network and the stronger your personal brand becomes.

We want to work with volunteers who are as passionate about supporting the advancement of the Paralegal profession through professional development as we are. Not only is this an opportunity to do something great for our members, the OPA and Paralegal community in Ontario, but this is also an opportunity to develop new skills and experience while making new friends and expanding your professional network by forging new professional relationships within the community.

Being a volunteer is a great way to stand out. We recognize outstanding volunteers and showcase their contributions to our entire OPA community.

Please kindly complete this application and included documents, sign, and return it to us. Requests will be reviewed by the Education Committee on a recurring basis. We will contact you directly after reviewing your submission.

All information on this form will be kept confidential following PIPEDA legislation.

OPA seeks to match our skilled and diverse volunteers with appropriate volunteer opportunities. Please take a moment to tell us about yourself so we can better understand your experiences, skills, and interests.

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Our mission is
to serve our Members.

We deliver the tools and education to support our Members, so they can maintain public confidence in their committment to provide competent legal services.

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IT’S HERE! Professional Development and Learning Portal – Official Launch

We have officially launched our NEW Professional Development and Learning Portal!

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To date, we have added CPDs from 2018 through 2020 to the archive, and there is still more to come. Please check the portal regularly for current NEWS and upcoming ANNOUNCEMENTS.

By investing in our members, we will elevate the profession and become the NEW industry standard for Paralegal education in Ontario!