Case Law for Paralegals: CanLII & CanLII Connects

CanLII Connects was created to make it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. CanLII Connects launched April 4, 2014 with almost 27,000 case summaries and commentaries.

Paralegal SCOPE Magazine was among the first contributors to CanLII Connects, adding posts of particular relevance to the paralegal scope of practice. Students, paralegals and lawyers provide insight at Scope’s Publisher Page. Here are some recent cases of interest to paralegals in Ontario:

  • Former lawyer’s claim against the Law Society, a former justice minister, and others, is dismissed as “Frivolous, vexatious, scandalous, embarrassing, and an abuse of process of the court. “No one should have to spend money responding and no further court resources should be utilized for this matter.” Nolan v. LSUC, 2014 ONSC 7196 (CanLII)
  • “Fearless and zealous representation” versus “efficient and affordable justice”: Justice Myers weighs in on claims, counterclaims and delays — Unimac v. Cobra Power Inc., 2014 ONSC 7245 (CanLII)
  • Privilege: Municipal councillors cannot hide behind privilege for defamatory statements made in council chambers — Gutowski v. Clayton, 2014 ONCA 921 (CanLII)
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