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Paralegal Election Delayed: LSUC News

Front row, left to right: Marie Henein, LSM; Thora H. Espinet, Lincoln Alexander Award; Gary Yee, LSM; Breese Davies, Laura Legge Award; Law Society Treasurer Paul Schabas; Sarah E. Colquhoun, LSM; Dena D. Castro, William J. Simpson Distinguished Paralegal Award; and Joanna Radbord, LSM. Back row, left to right: Grace Alcaide Janicas, J. Shirley Denison […]

Report Calls for Paralegals in Family Law; Expanded Scope Possible

Ontario paralegals who earn a “specialized licence in family law” should provide limited legal services in family matters. This is in the best interests of the public. So says Justice Annemarie Bonkalo, in a long-awaited report. Released March 6, the Family Legal Services Review‘s 21 recommendations mark the first step towards opening up the Paralegal […]

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Keeping Pace: Intense POA Training for Paralegals

Looking to fine-tune Provincial Offences in your practice? Focused and practical, an Osgoode PD program starting this fall will ensure legal professionals have what it takes to succeed in this wide-ranging area of law. The Osgoode Certificate in Provincial Offences Court Practice is a popular, intensive, hands-on program for POA practitioners. It provides updated must-know […]

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Small Claims, Winning Strategies – New CPD

OsgoodePD continues to bring paralegal scope practice to life, with its content-rich courses geared to our needs. The newest course provides two days of essentials related to Small Claims Court. Small Claims: Essential Law, Winning Strategies runs Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, in downtown Toronto. Participants can attend in person or over the […]

Welcome to the Profession!

About 140 of the newest Ontario paralegals have been formally welcomed to the legal community. The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) feted the new licensees Dec. 3, at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. These are among the first cohort to write the beefed-up licensing exam. Robert Lapper, LSUC’s CEO, reported the next day to Convocation […]

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Scope to Expand Over Next Four Years

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) has committed to expanding the paralegal scope of practice over the next four years. Presented to Convocation Dec. 4, the Priority Planning Committee strategic plan report to Convocation outlines significant changes that will have a dramatic effect on the future of legal services in Ontario. The changes are […]

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