Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario
The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario is the professional organization for Law Clerks. Incorporated in May 1968, ILCO's purpose is to provide an organized network for the promotion of unity, cooperation and mutual assistance among Law Clerks in Ontario. It is the mandate of ILCO to provide and promote general and legal education to its members for the purpose of increasing their knowledge, efficiency and professional ability. In addition, ILCO strives to advance and protect the status and interests of the profession. The Law Society of Upper Canada established the name "Law Clerk" and permitted use of this title to members of ILCO in 1968.
Generally, a Law Clerk shall:
- Have a general knowledge of the law, practice and procedures involved within the particular field of specialization;
- Provide services according to the specifications of statutory requirements, The Law Society of Upper Canada, principal's instructions and office procedures;
- Assist in maintaining the authority and dignity of the courts and the integrity of the legal profession;
- Conduct oneself in a professional, diligent and ethical manner.
These courses are designed to help students prepare for the annual examinations of The Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario. Students register for the Provincial Examinations through ILCO.
Courses are offered in the Fall and Winter terms only to coincide with the exam schedule (opens new window) set by ILCO.
For approved exam locations visit the Institute of Law Clerks of Ontario (opens new window) website.
Admission & Registration
- We recommend experience in the legal field.
You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered. Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.
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