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Keeping Pace: Intense POA Training for Paralegals

Looking to fine-tune Provincial Offences in your practice? Focused and practical, an Osgoode PD program starting this fall will ensure legal professionals have what it takes to succeed in this wide-ranging area of law. The Osgoode Certificate in Provincial Offences Court Practice is a popular, intensive, hands-on program for POA practitioners. It provides updated must-know […]

Stand-Alone or All-In: OsgoodePD POA Options

Looking for something more substantive for your 2016 CPD investment? OsgoodePD’s Provincial Offences Act training offers options designed to take POA practice to a new level, including a one-day segment this winter, within a five-session certificate program. The Feb. 20 section “The Practitioner’s Guide to the POA Trial, Sentencing and Appeals” is available as a […]

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One Million Tickets: One Practical New Course

Practical knowledge and skills to help clients solve everyday problems – these are the heart and soul of paralegal work. Enhancing these essentials is at the core of Osgoode PD certificate programs developed with paralegals in mind. “The Osgoode Certificate in Provincial Offences Court Practice” is the latest such program. It blends skills with the […]

Wheeling & Dealing, Doctrines & Thresholds: Recently at CanLII

CanLII and CanLII Connects are free Canadian legal information sources. They reach a wide audience of legal services providers, law students and the general public. Paralegal Scope maintains a CanLII Connects page and was among the first legal information providers to embrace the service. Here are a few recently reported cases and CanLII Connects summaries […]

Paralegals

Youth Court Out of Bounds for Paralegals: Judge

A Youth Criminal Justice Court judge has held that paralegals cannot represent clients in that court. Justice M. L. Cohen found, in a decision released Feb. 23, that the special court lies outside the paralegal scope of practice. A paralegal had asked to be declared a “suitable adult” to assist a young person, under section […]

Ministry of the Attorney General

Driving Down Business? Province Floats DIY Online POA Challenges

The Ministry of the Attorney General has launched consultations for an online system to handle some traffic tickets and other Provincial Offences Act infractions. This “administrative monetary penalty system” would, if implemented, replace formal in-court procedures for resolving disputes. The consultation phase has been extended, to April 28. The Ministry notes that the current system, […]

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