Category Leading Decisions

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 […]

Paralegal Karen Fair

Hide & Seek: When Surveillance Video Must be Disclosed

Paralegal Karen Fair summarizes a case that examines the issue of surveillance video disclosure. In Arsenault-Armstrong v. Burke et al, 2013 ONSC 4353, the plaintiff in a personal injury case brought a motion for an order to compel the defendant to produce information on observations made during surveillance of the plaintiff. Justice P.B. Hambly found […]

Canada Evidence Act – s. 31 Does Not Stand Alone

Paralegal Karen Fair summarizes a recent Ontario Court of Justice decision that considers whether and for what purpose electronic evidence may be admitted. In R. v. Mondor, 2014 ONCJ 135, Justice Mara Greene determines whether section 31 of the Canada Evidence Act allows the admission of electronic evidence for truth of its contents without complying […]

Colin Lachance

Get Connected: Case Law for Paralegals

Colin Lachance

How Influential is the CanLII CEO?

Colin Lachance is among the 25 most-influential lawyers in Canada, according to Canadian Lawyer Magazine. In the “Changemakers” category, Lachance is recognized for his leadership with CanLII, Canada’s largest open law web site. The non-profit organization “has changed the way the legal community and the broader public access law as well as disrupting the traditional […]

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