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Paralegal Simon Brown

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 […]

4 Things We Can Learn From ‘Weird Al’

At 54, “Weird Al” Yankovic has the No. 1 album on the Billboard charts. “Mandatory Fun” is the first comedy album to hold that spot since 1963. According to Richard Eisenberg, of PBS’s Next Avenue, people over 50 can do worse than take a page from the Weird Al songbook and apply those lessons to […]

Janet Minor, LSUC Treasurer

Janet Minor Named LSUC’s 65th Treasurer

Janet Minor, a constitutional lawyer with the Ministry of the Attorney general, is the new Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). Minor garnered 31 out of 60 votes cast in a single ballot this morning at Convocation. The other nominees were Raj Anand (9 votes) and Christopher Bredt (20 votes). Minor is […]

Law Office of the Future – Fight Your Tickets Where You Shop?

Allowing Ontarians to purchase legal services where they buy their bananas is inching closer to reality. A report presented to June Convocation focuses on the next steps for the ABS Working Committee. In February, the group’s first report led some Benchers to warn of a loss of dignity for the profession, if people can buy […]

Law Society Tribunal Decisions – March, April

The Law Society Tribunal is an administrative tribunal that impartially processes and adjudicates regulatory cases about Ontario lawyers and paralegals under the Law Society Act and Regulation. It applies the Rules of Practice and Procedure approved by Convocation. Matters are heard in the Hearing Division and may be appealed to the Appeal Division. Tribunal adjudicators […]

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 […]

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