Category Law Society/Regulatory Affairs

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 […]

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 […]

AMPs are Constitutional — More Paralegal News

Scope regularly provides carefully curated links to news items that are particularly relevant for Ontario’s 7,000 licensed paralegals. This focused list includes articles from popular media as well as legal-services provider content, all of it useful for paralegals.

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 […]

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Bootleggers, Boathouses & Bylaws: Legal News You Can Use

Keep up to date, with news and information for paralegal professionals. Scope provides links to articles selected for their relevance to the paralegal scope of practice. No fluff. No sneaky ads. No hidden charges. Just real news.

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