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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 […]

It May Be ‘Equitable,’ But Is It Fair?

New SCOPE Contributor Shawn Gallimore is a lawyer in New Brunswick. He is interested in Ontario’s paralegal licensing scheme and small claims practice. Gallimore takes a look at a sometimes confusing and seemingly unfair element of small claims matters.   So, the judge in your client’s case made an award based on reasons other than […]

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) – […]

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