Tag Archives: Legal Aid Ontario (LAO)


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 […]

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Legal Aid Expanding Role for Paralegals

Paralegals working in four courthouses across Ontario will soon have expanded roles with Legal Aid Ontario (LAO), to increase legal services access for low-income Ontarians. A select group of five paralegals took part in a seven-month LAO study examining how inter-professional teams of lawyers, paralegals, and legal aid workers can work together to provide clients […]

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