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Human Rights in Canada

Rights, Roads & Wrongs: CanLII Cases for Paralegals

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:

5 Marketing Mistakes New Paralegals Make

Paralegal and professor Reena Basser outlines five trouble spots for new paralegals who want to market their services.   I have been in a sole proprietorship as a Licensed Paralegal for a while and have learned many valuable lessons in the arena of marketing. In my experience, new licensees falter in their first year with […]

Do I Need a Paralegal?

Faced with a potential legal issue, more and more Ontarians are hearing: “Call a paralegal.” But what is a paralegal, anyway, and why should you contact one? Paralegals are the newest members of Ontario’s legal services community. Ontario’s 7,500 or so paralegals are licensed and regulated by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) – […]

uLawPractice

uLaw Practice Management Service Review

For sole proprietors and small paralegal firms, the challenges of running an independent practice can seem overwhelming. How to juggle the day-to-day tasks, to manage clients, market services, comply with Law Society of Upper Canada record-keeping requirements, maintain an office, ensure banking needs are addressed, get paid, and advocate… these issues keep some independent paralegals […]

Reena Basser, Paralegal

Book Review: The Invisible Gorilla

Paralegal Reena Basser, B.A., M.A., is a professor at Humber and Seneca colleges, in their legal programs. She reviews a book with useful science-based tips for paralegals. Gorillas in our courtroom: Is truth too much to ask? We deal with people everywhere in our practices: our own clients, the adverse party’s clients, in the courtroom, […]

Legal scams and scoundrels

Better Than the Rest – Guaranteed?

In its December Paralegal Update, the Law Society reminds paralegals to make sure all their advertising complies with the Paralegal Rules of Conduct. Website content is the responsibility of the paralegal, even the site is managed by a third party. Among the problems that can arise: Advertising legal services that are outside of the scope […]

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