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Paralegals

Who Needs a Licence? Rules & Rulings Crack Down on Abuses

In the six years since the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) began issuing licenses, its role as regulator has included protecting the paralegal scope of practice. Our defined practice area continues to be clarified by legislation and decisions from courts and tribunals. On the legislative front, Rules changes make it more difficult for unlicensed […]

Do I Need a Paralegal?

Faced with a potential legal issue, more and more Ontarians are hearing: “Call a paralegal.” But what is a paralegal, anyway, and why should you contact one? Paralegals are the newest members of Ontario’s legal services community. Ontario’s 7,500 or so paralegals are licensed and regulated by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) – […]

Legal scams and scoundrels

So, “Legal Services Provider” – Where’s the Licence?

Two ways to earn a living as a legal services provider: Get a legal education, write the exam, pay the fees, follow the LSUC rules. Just call yourself a “paralegal/legal services provider/law professional,” and start taking in clients. The Law Society warns the public about unauthorized practitioners. It is illegal for someone to claim to […]

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