Tag Archives: Paralegal Standing Committee (PSC)

Welcome to the Profession!

About 140 of the newest Ontario paralegals have been formally welcomed to the legal community. The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) feted the new licensees Dec. 3, at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. These are among the first cohort to write the beefed-up licensing exam. Robert Lapper, LSUC’s CEO, reported the next day to Convocation […]

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 […]

Paralegal reception April 2015

Paralegal Reception – LSUC Welcomes New Licensees

Nearly 250 newly licensed paralegals got a warm welcome to the profession Wednesday at Convocation Hall. Special guests included Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur. She called paralegals a “dedicated and hard-working profession,” making strides in ensuring Ontarians have access to quality legal services. “I hope you will have many clients, and a good life as a […]

Cathy Corsetti

Exemptions to be Reduced

Convocation has removed two categories of exemptions for work within the Paralegal Scope of Practice. Members of the Canadian Registered Safety Professionals and the Appraisal Institute of Canada will no longer be able to offer legal services directly to the public without a licence. The move comes as the Law Society’s Integration Process is winding […]

New Hashtag, New Licensees

Nearly 250 newly licensed paralegals were welcomed to the profession Wednesday, at Osgoode Hall. Held twice a year, the New Paralegal Reception is a Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) initiative. It gives paralegals a chance to celebrate their licensing achievements, to network and to learn more about the Law Society services and support systems. […]

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