Category Decisive & Persuasive

Wheeling & Dealing, Doctrines & Thresholds: Recently at CanLII

CanLII and CanLII Connects are free Canadian legal information sources. They reach a wide audience of legal services providers, law students and the general public. Paralegal Scope maintains a CanLII Connects page and was among the first legal information providers to embrace the service. Here are a few recently reported cases and CanLII Connects summaries […]

LSUC Tribunal Decisions: Paralegal Suspensions

The Law Society Tribunal is an independent adjudicative tribunal within the Law Society of Upper Canada. Panel members include staff and appointed adjudicators. The Tribunal processes, hears and decides regulatory cases about Ontario lawyers and paralegals, in the public interest. Paralegals can be Tribunal members and may represent clients there, as well as be subject […]

Paralegal Karen Fair

Legal Word of the Day: “Nunc Pro Tunc”

Nunc Pro Tunc – This Latin term literally translates to “now for then.” Nunc pro tunc refers to a court-ordered retroactive effect. Nunc pro tunc gives jurisdiction to take an action that was not taken when it should have been. A nunc pro tunc order is applied as though the action had been performed at […]

Canadian Legal Issues

The ‘Hoarse Whisperer’ & More: Scope-Related Cases

The only online publisher of paralegal news and information, Paralegal Scope provides content to CanLII Connects. This free legal information provides good legal writers with significant exposure for their writing skills. Reaching a wide audience, CanLII Connects offers access to useful legal information to the public and legal services providers alike. These recently reported cases […]

Paralegal Karen Fair

Legal Word of the Day: “Attorn”

Attorn – The act of formally transferring or turning over something to another party. The term is commonly used regarding the jurisdiction of the courts, or the transfer of real property to another owner. Attorning the jurisdiction of the courts, according to Justice Lang in M.J. Jones Inc. v. Kingsway General Insurance Co., “is well-accepted […]

Scent allergy

A Breach is a Breach, No Matter How Small

Paralegal Kristin Bisbee summarizes a recent case that highlights the risks of ignoring the terms of a tribunal settlement. How much accommodation is enough, and what can an Applicant do if an employer breaches the terms? As an employer, you’ve received an Application to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO) and you are now […]

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