Category Regulatory Affairs

Report Calls for Paralegals in Family Law; Expanded Scope Possible

Ontario paralegals who earn a “specialized licence in family law” should provide limited legal services in family matters. This is in the best interests of the public. So says Justice Annemarie Bonkalo, in a long-awaited report. Released March 6, the Family Legal Services Review‘s 21 recommendations mark the first step towards opening up the Paralegal […]

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Did You Hear… The Truth About the Paralegal Licensing Exam

You have probably heard the rumours. The August Paralegal Licensing Examination will be impossibly difficult. The exam will be ridiculously easy. The exam location keeps changing. The exam will take place over two days. The exam is full of “trick questions” written by mean-spirited lawyers. Such rumours flourish before each session of the licensing exam, […]

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Licensing Exam Details, Employment & Human Rights Among Legal News

Carefully curated for paralegals, these articles have been chosen for their relevance to the paralegal scope of practice. News briefs are provided without charge by your only source of unbiased paralegal news and information. No fluff. No hidden advertorial. Just real news.

Paralegal Competence Update, Convocation Reports – May

May 28 marked the first Convocation for 18 new lawyer Benchers elected last month, and the first for new Paralegal Standing Committee (PSC) Chair Michelle Haigh. “I am thrilled to provide my first report as Chair of the Paralegal Standing Committee to Convocation today,” Haigh said. “I am nervous, energized and extremely excited to take […]

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Writing in August? New Course Offers Review, Prep

Paralegal Candidates preparing to write the new licensing exam in August have a new way to calm their nerves. Emond Publishing, widely regarded as one of Canada’s leading academic law publishers, has developed a five-day preparation course which will cover substantive law in the key competencies that will be tested in the revised the paralegal […]

By-laws, Reality Checks, Defences: New Scope-related Content at CanLII, Connects

CanLII Connects makes it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. See Scope’s Publisher Page. Here are some recent cases of direct interest and use to paralegals in Ontario:

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