Family Legal Services and Paralegals: An Update

The Law Society of Ontario’s highly anticipated “Report on Family Legal Services Provider Licence” was released on January 21, 2022. The FLSP licence would allow specially trained paralegals to provide a limited scope of services in family law matters such as drafting legal documents and providing representation in court or adjudicative body.

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Bill C-75 and Summary Conviction Matters

Numerous amendments to the Criminal Code contained in Bill C-75 (SC 2019, c 25) come into force today – September 19, 2019, including a provision that will increase the default maximum penalty for summary conviction offences from six months imprisonment to two years less a day.

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Ontario budget includes proposed name and fee changes

The 2018 Ontario Budget – A Plan For Care And Opportunity was released on Wednesday, March 22, 2018. Proposed amendments affecting the Law Society and legal profession in Ontario can be found in Chapter V, Section D: Amendments: Other Legislative Initiatives. Continue reading “Ontario budget includes proposed name and fee changes”