Links to Useful Resources


Quick links to sites with information Ontario paralegals need — from courts to Law Society reports, practice management resources, legislation, glossaries and online court forms.

Looking for a statute instead? Check out the SCOPE list of the key legislation that affects the paralegal scope of practice: Essential Legislation



Ministry of the Attorney General

    Attorney General – Main Page

    Contracts, torts, suing and being sued — information for the public, including how to choose a paralegal

    Superior Court Civil Forms


    Ontario Court Addresses

    Provincial Offences Court Addresses

    City of Toronto – POA Court Information

    Tickets and Fines

    Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee (OPGT)

    Justice on Target

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Correctional Services Canada

Writing an Effective Grievance – Guidance from West Coast Prison Justice Society, published in 2011.

Record Suspension (formerly “Pardon”)
– Lists of resources, forms, procedures, from Your Legal Rights.




Disability and Accommodation

Working Together: The Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.” Produced by the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) in 2013, topics include: duty to accommodate; human rights principles, and compliance and enforcement.

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Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO)

Publications, Summaries, Guidance, Information
(For the public)
(For professionals)
Pension Services


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Law Society of Upper Canada

Practice Management Helpline

    Practice Management Information – Opening a practice, bookkeeping, file management, ETC.

How-to Guides, Precedents – Organized by Practice Area

    Licence Information – fees, photo ID, reporting requirements

    Paralegal Regulation FAQ – Who needs a licence, how to get licensed, what is the scope of practice, do I need a Trust Account, ETC.

    CPD courses

    Illegal Practitioners – How and why to Report

    New Client Checklist


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Legislation, Regulations, Codes and Laws Commonly Used


Criminal Code of Canada

Employment Standards Act

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

Ontario Human Rights Code


Ontario Labour Relations Act

Provincial Offences Act

Residential Tenancies Act


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Practice Management

    Lawyers’ Professional Insurance (also services paralegals) –
    Checklists, precedents and articles about improving client relations, managing technology and avoiding claims – practicePro
    The ever-popular limitation period chart – Limitation Period Chart




Professional Associations and Groups

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Small Claims Court Procedures, Forms

How to Commence a Civil Action – LSUC Guide

Small Claims Court Procedure

Small Claims Court Forms



Ministry of Transportation

Driver’s Handbook Online


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Tribunals, Boards, Agencies

Appeals and Reviews – Information from Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)

Community Living Ontario, the Administrative Justice Support Network
Provides information on Tribunals, including how to appeal decisions related to: Special Education; School Expulsion; Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) Appeals; Human Rights; Social Benefits/ODSP; Consent and Capacity; Medical Professionals Complaints; and Landlord and Tenant Issues.

Tenant rights to be involved during renovations


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  1. Thanks, Tracey. Those are great content suggestions and will be added. All suggestions are welcome, whether an article idea, an important addition, or comments on how an article could be made even more useful.

  2. Tracey Gauley · ·

    Great to see “Justice on Target” in here. Such a great site to learn so much, many of my questions were answered here during my internship.

    I do not see anything missing – not sure if you want to add Criminal Code, POA, Human Rights Code and Charter? I spend most of my time in those areas, so they come to mind quickly. Just my thoughts…

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