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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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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 […]

AMPs are Constitutional — More Paralegal News

Scope regularly provides carefully curated links to news items that are particularly relevant for Ontario’s 7,000 licensed paralegals. This focused list includes articles from popular media as well as legal-services provider content, all of it useful for paralegals.

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 […]

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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 […]

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Paralegal Regulation, Employment Law: CanLII Cases

As the only online publisher of paralegal news and information, Paralegal Scope was chosen to add content to CanLII Connects. This free legal information provides good legal writers with significant exposure for their writing skills. It ensures access to useful legal information for the public and legal services providers alike. These recent CanLII-reported cases and […]

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