Tag Archives: Unauthorized Practice

LSUC Responds to AMPs, Immigration – Convocation Update

Paralegal Scope is the only legal media that covers Convocation meetings and Law Society events for paralegals. Keep on top of what’s happening with the professional regulator! Click on a title below to get news briefs.

Colin Lachance

Case Law Update — What’s New at CanLII & CanLII Connects

CanLII is a non-profit organization managed by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada. CanLII’s goal is to make Canadian law accessible for free on the Internet. CanLII Connects makes it faster and easier for legal professionals and the public to access high-quality legal commentary on Canadian court decisions. CanLII Connects launched April 4, 2014 […]

Paralegals

So-called ‘Agents’ on the Spot; Man Says Argos Discriminate Against Men

Tribunals are a significant practice area for Ontario’s paralegals. Here are highlights from a few recent tribunal cases of interest to the profession. A Hamilton Landlord & Tenant Board member has suggested the Law Society of Upper Canada should look into the exemption status of an “agent” who has represented landlords at hearings. In a […]

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 […]

Chiarelli Injunction Stands: No Unlicensed Practice

A Law Society of Upper Canada injunction against a Toronto property manager has been upheld, preventing him from representing clients at Landlord and Tenant Board hearings. The Law Society of Upper Canada v. Chiarelli, 2014 ONCA 391, was released today. It was an appeal of a decision in which the Law Society obtained an injunction […]

Electronic Filing, Service Changes: SCC Update

Last August, paralegal Andrew Hyland broke down coming changes to the Rules of the Small Claims Court. SCOPE updates the changes, as more rules are on-deck to be phased-in. Amendments to the Rules of the Small Claims Court will continue to affect paralegals who work in this area of practice, with more changes coming into […]

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