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Keeping Pace: Intense POA Training for Paralegals

Looking to fine-tune Provincial Offences in your practice? Focused and practical, an Osgoode PD program starting this fall will ensure legal professionals have what it takes to succeed in this wide-ranging area of law. The Osgoode Certificate in Provincial Offences Court Practice is a popular, intensive, hands-on program for POA practitioners. It provides updated must-know […]

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Paralegal-Related Case Law – CanLII

Connecting: CanLII Summaries & Commentaries CanLII Connects is a free collection of summaries and commentaries on Canadian case law. This free resource includes decisive and persuasive cases that are relevant to the paralegal scope of practice. Contributions are accepted from those with a demonstrated capacity for legal analysis. Recent CanLII reported cases and contributions to […]

Brian Lawrie – Election Statement

When elected, I will focus on the following items:   Maintain regular communication between the PSC and licensed paralegals. Develop ways to increase public and potential paralegal employer awareness of the role, relevancy and availability of the licensed paralegal to work within the legal and lay environments. Establish strict and uniform paralegal education standards to […]

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 […]

Book Review: Handling Provincial Offence Cases in Ontario – 2013

Paralegal SCOPE Magazine reviews Handling Provincial Offence Cases in Ontario 2013, by John Pearson Allen and the Hon. Justice Rick Libman It is difficult to think of any piece of legislation so likely to affect our lives as the Provincial Offences Act (POA). When Ontarians come in contact with a court, it is most-often a […]

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