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New, Busy, Running Late? Legal App Can Help

Can’t make it to court? There’s an app for that. No, really. Every day in Ontario courts, paralegals find themselves scrambling to find a replacement for an appearance. Car trouble, illness and scheduling conflicts wreak havoc with the best-laid plans. Paralegals are too-often left running through their lists of colleagues who can make an appearance […]

Paralegal Simon Brown

Inspiration On-Demand: Resources for the Pod-Curious Paralegal

“Don’t Let Law Schooling Get In the Way of Your Legal Education” ~ Bastardization of a quote attributed to Mark Twain. We live in a wonderful age of information. Access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and legal research can be done at the touch of a button or screen. Substantive law and professionalism are […]

Paralegal Professionals

Conduct & Character: Recent Law Society Tribunal Decisions

The Law Society Tribunal is an independent adjudicative tribunal within the Law Society of Upper Canada, consisting of staff and appointed adjudicators. It processes, hears and decides regulatory cases about Ontario lawyers and paralegals, in the public interest. Amiri Ali Amiri, of Oakville, will get a new hearing before a new panel of the Hearing […]

Decisions That Affect You: LSUC, Convocation

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) governs Ontario’s lawyers and paralegals in the public interest by ensuring that the people of Ontario are served by lawyers and paralegals who meet high standards of learning, competence and professional conduct. The Law Society has a duty to protect the public interest, to maintain and advance the […]

Human Rights in Canada

Know Your Role: HRTO Removes Paralegal Firm

A paralegal firm has been removed as the Applicant in an Ontario Human Rights matter, in an interim decision that clarifies whether those wishing to file applications on behalf of others may charge a fee. The firm had charged a filing fee in the case, while at the same time representing the claimant before the […]

Legal Professionals

Not Your Grandfather’s Law Office – Altering the Future of Law

If the game changes, should the rules stay the same? Technology and other pressures have changed the way consumers look for, use, and pay for, legal services. Yet, regulations for licensed providers have not changed much over the past 20 years. Changing business structures could spur innovation, give clients what they want, and protect the […]

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