Category Decisive & Persuasive

Canadian Legal Issues

Bias, Name-Calling, Jailed Tenant: Paralegal-Scope Reported Cases

CanLII and CanLII Connects provide free access to Canadian legal information. Paralegal Scope is among the contributors chosen to add content to CanLII Connects, giving good legal writers significant exposure for their writing skills. These recent cases and summaries are directly related to the paralegal scope of practice:

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From the Paralegal Four Corners: Practice Updates

Paralegal scope of practice is much more than tickets and small claims. Whether looking to branch out into a new practice area, or stay relevant with your current client focus, explore what’s new and important to Ontario paralegals. Statutory Interpretation on Appeal of MPAC, Assessment Act In Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Toronto v. […]

Provincial Court Update – Latest on Surcharges, Uber Challenge

POA Court: Victim Surcharge Update An Ottawa judge has upheld the federal Victim Surcharge. Justice Bruce Glass, of the Ontario Superior Court, ruled that the payment is neither a fine nor a punishment; rather, it is “merely a consequence of getting a conviction.” The case is R. v Tinker, Judge, Bondoc & Mead, 2015 ONSC […]

Piercing the Corporate Veil – Is Unfairness a Good Enough Reason?

Paralegal Karen Fair summarizes a recent Small Claims Court case that deals with both the test used to pierce the corporate veil, and whether equitable remedies are within the court’s jurisdiction. In Brander v. Backstage Bar and Grill Inc, 2014 CanLII 2325 (ON SCSM) Deputy Judge Searle evaluates past decisions and declines to pierce the […]

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What Do Turtles & Service Dogs Have in Common? Tribunal Practice Update

Tribunal work involves legislation that affects clients with a wide range of legal issues. Employment, environmental issues, and social justice are just a few of the areas that are handled by dozens of tribunals established by the government. Here are some recent cases and reports from tribunals where paralegals may practice:

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Prayers, Relief & Remedies: Decisive, Persuasive Recent Cases

CanLII and CanLII Connects provide free access to Canadian legal information. The public and legal professionals can easily find high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. See Scope’s Publisher Page for examples of good legal writing by, for and about paralegals. Here are some recent cases and summaries:

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