Tag Archives: Paralegal

Stand-Alone or All-In: OsgoodePD POA Options

Looking for something more substantive for your 2016 CPD investment? OsgoodePD’s Provincial Offences Act training offers options designed to take POA practice to a new level, including a one-day segment this winter, within a five-session certificate program. The Feb. 20 section “The Practitioner’s Guide to the POA Trial, Sentencing and Appeals” is available as a […]

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Limos & Salters & Bears: Canadian Law for Paralegals

CanLII Connects makes it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. See Scope’s Publisher Page for examples of good legal writing by, for and about paralegals. Here are some recent cases of direct interest and use to Ontario’s legal services providers:

Professional Misconduct – Paralegal Licence Revoked

Mississauga paralegal John Blackburn has had his licence revoked, for professional misconduct.   The Tribunal found that Blackburn failed to:   Serve two clients in a conscientious and diligent manner when he failed to attend court for the trials in their matters Deposit retainer funds received from two clients into a trust account Deliver an […]

Convicted of Fraud, Paralegal Loses Licence

A northern Ontario paralegal has lost her licence, for engaging in conduct unbecoming a paralegal. Kimberley Marguerite Roussel had been convicted of fraud. She engaged in professional misconduct by not informing the Law Society of Upper Canada of the charge and the conviction, the Tribunal found. Roussel’s licence is revoked and she was ordered to […]

* Saturday * Raising the Bar — Substantially

A challenging Continuing Profession Development (CPD) event slated for October will provide licensees with substantive information relevant across a broad range of practice. George Brown, CEO of George Brown Professional Corporation, and Director and Secretary of the Ontario Paralegal Network, says the all-day Raising the Bar Substantially CPD starts with an in-depth analysis of contract […]

Legal Word of the Day: “Bad Faith”

Bad Faith — Intent to deceive, with a sinister motive; acting not with mere bad judgment or negligence; the conscious doing of a wrong. Bad faith connotes moral blameworthiness, encompassing conduct designed to mislead or pursued for an improper purpose. The question of bad faith is one of mixed law and fact. Bad faith can […]

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