Category Law & Order

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 […]

Hookahs & Human Rights: News You Can Use

The links below lead to news articles from reliable sources, relevant for Ontario paralegals. These news briefs are curated and provided without charge by the only source of unbiased paralegal news and information. No fluff. No hidden advertorial. Just the news you need, to stay informed.

Queen's Park

Cars, Cash & Condos: Scope-Related Bills at Queen’s Park

Paralegal practice is guided primarily by provincial legislation, covering everything from rules of the court, to defining elements of offences, and how traffic tickets are prosecuted. Several pieces of Ontario legislation have been introduced or passed in the past few months which, if enacted, would affect large areas of practice. Here are some current Bills […]

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:

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 […]

Service dog

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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