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Paralegals, articling, LPP and law students can continue to act in summary conviction matters despite Bill C-75 changes in force today

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 changes regarding the Law Society’s name, paralegals and contingency fees

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