Tag Archives: Legal Services

Paralegal Team

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 […]

LSUC Injunction Shuts Down Website

An internet site has been shut down, its owner prohibited from providing legal services, after a Superior Court judge granted a request by the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC). The Law Society had sought a permanent injunction prohibiting John Dzelme from practising law, from providing legal services, and from holding himself out as a […]

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

Better Than the Rest – Guaranteed?

In its December Paralegal Update, the Law Society reminds paralegals to make sure all their advertising complies with the Paralegal Rules of Conduct. Website content is the responsibility of the paralegal, even the site is managed by a third party. Among the problems that can arise: Advertising legal services that are outside of the scope […]

Bencher election

PSC Election Services at SCOPE

SCOPE offers Candidates a safe and respectful venue in which they can tell voters more about themselves and their positions. Services currently available: Editing election material, for websites and mail-outs: The fee is $50 for 350 words. Election Statement, biography, Q & A: New Meet the Candidates listing, and participation in Candidates’ Q & A […]

Legal Aid Reality Check

Legal Aid Ontario is pushing back against myths about its services, with a fact-sheet that counters some common misconceptions. Does LAO provide certificates for mental-health matters? For matters in which jail time would be intermittent? What about duty counsel — what training do they have, anyway? These are a few of the topics presented, with […]

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