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Michelle Haigh

Scope to Expand Over Next Four Years

The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) has committed to expanding the paralegal scope of practice over the next four years. Presented to Convocation Dec. 4, the Priority Planning Committee strategic plan report to Convocation outlines significant changes that will have a dramatic effect on the future of legal services in Ontario. The changes are […]

Paralegal Competence Update, Convocation Reports – May

May 28 marked the first Convocation for 18 new lawyer Benchers elected last month, and the first for new Paralegal Standing Committee (PSC) Chair Michelle Haigh. “I am thrilled to provide my first report as Chair of the Paralegal Standing Committee to Convocation today,” Haigh said. “I am nervous, energized and extremely excited to take […]

Competency Defined: Elephant in the Paralegal Room?

Do clients who pay less for paralegal services deserve a lesser standard of competency than they would from a lawyer? That sticky issue will inevitably be decided by a court of law. The only question is when. An appeal from last June — in which the appellant argued that paralegals do not have the same […]

Tami Cogan Election Statement

Improved Access If elected, I intend to concentrate on working for greater access to justice for the public, and greater access for Law Society members to the deliberations of the governing body. For the Public: Paralegal licensing was, in part, established to promote access to justice. Yet a major paralegal barrier continues to be a […]

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