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Emond Publishing Prep Course

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 […]

Bookmark This: e-Laws Relaunched, Updated

Ontario’s online home for official electronic copies of statutes and regulations has a new name and a new look. The new site was announced this morning. It comes after a year of testing and calls for feedback on design and functionality. With a cleaner look and feel, and simplified help information, the site offers easier […]

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 […]

Reena Basser, Paralegal

Know Your Torts: Basser Book Review

Paralegal and instructor Reena Basser reviews “Tort Law: Cases and Materials” – Ernest Weinrib, Emond Montgomery Publications, 2003. It examines the philosophy and history behind legal torts that affect paralegals in civil law matters. Am I actually reviewing a textbook about tort law? Yes! We paralegals deal with torts in practice through negligence and emotional […]

uLawPractice

Taking the Pain Out of Accounting

With reporting and reconciliation season upon us, paralegals’ thoughts naturally turn to better ways to keep track of financials and case matters. These days, those issues include the cloud. A group of Ontario-based paralegals gathered on January 18 to get educated on what cloud-based practice management is, and how products such as uLawPractice can help […]

Reena Basser, Paralegal

Loving Leaning In: Book Review

Reena Basser reviews the bestselling book, “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell (2013). Basser finds the book’s message resonates with women in the legal profession. I hate self-help books. I hate self-help books for women. I hate self-help books for women by those highly successful people. […]

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