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Protecting the Public: Law Help Ltd. Shut Down

A Superior Court injunction has shut down a referral business that had been operated by a failed paralegal applicant. The Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) obtained a permanent injunction in November, against Giuseppe (Joe) Alessandro, and Law Help Ltd. The Law Society Act gives the LSUC authority to prosecute those who practise law or […]

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 Word of the Day: “Provincial Offences Act”

Provincial Offences Act — Provincial legislation that affects almost all Ontarians’ lives. It sets out the procedure followed to prosecute provincial offences, at the Ontario Court of Justice. The Ontario Court of Justice hears virtually all provincial offence matters as well as offences against municipal bylaws. Examples include: Highway Traffic Act charges such as speeding […]

Provincial Offences Quiz

Find out if you have what it takes to practise in Highway Traffic Act matters in Ontario. Both substantive and procedural law are included, such as time limits and limitations, demerit points, defences and appeals, as of January 2014. Unlike the POA, there are 2,000 points possible with this quiz — and no insurance penalty. […]

Book Review: POA Booklet

Paralegal SCOPE Magazine contributor Paralegal Suzanne Bemrose, of Bellum Legal, reviews “Provincial Offences Act: Ontario Court of Justice Selected Short Form Wordings, Set Fines and Ministry of Transportation CVOR Points,” by James Giroux. This is the book that was referenced in the OPN/CPD On-Time “Strictly Provincial” CPD event in July. This book is a very […]

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