Paralegal

Chief justice's speech sends important message

Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa says that as access to justice becomes a growing problem, Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin has sent an important message to lawyers about the need to loosen their dominance over the delivery of legal services. Read more

Washington model could be adopted in Ontario for paralegals

With access to justice an ongoing concern in Ontario, the province could learn from Washington State’s new option that offers family law legal support for those unable to afford the services of a lawyer, says Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa. Read more

Opposition mounting against AMPS

Opposition is ramping up against a government proposal aimed at reducing court costs by rolling out an online dispute system for provincial offences that Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa — and other vocal critics — says would deny a person’s constitutional right to justice. Read more

Lippa responds to bencher candidate comments on paralegals

Comments about paralegals made by some candidates running in the upcoming Law Society of Upper Canada bencher election are disrespectful and dismissive of the role these professionals play in the justice system, says Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa. Read more

AMPs will mean a watering down of the legal system

Ontario’s planned changes to the way provincial offences are prosecuted is an attack on the justice system and will mean that peoples’ rights will be violated because of an inability to launch a proper defence, says Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa. Read more

Paralegals for Prostate 2014

Ontario paralegals have joined together with Prostate Cancer Canada to raise money and awareness by s... Read more

Lippa to judge Paralegal Cup event

Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa will be a member of the judging panel at Paralegal Cup 2014. The competition is... Read more

Lippa elected LSUC paralegal bencher

Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa has been elected to the Law Society of Upper Canada’s paralegal standing committee as one... Read more

Decision on paralegal application "disappointing"

A recent Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision that ruled paralegals are not entitled to sit before the bar and hav... Read more

Paralegal application dismissed

An application to overturn a Justice of the Peace’s decision and amend the Barristers Act to ensure paralegals share equ... Read more

Paralegal motion for expanded practice withdrawn

A motion asking the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) to create a task force to research broadened practice areas for p... Read more

Another step forward for paralegals

A recent Law Society of Upper Canada move to increase the number of paralegal benchers at Convocation to five from two i... Read more

Education needed if paralegal practice expands

An expanded scope of practice for paralegals can only be achieved with a complete revamp of the educational standard set... Read more

Amendments allow paralegals to join law associations

Two Ontario law associations recently extended membership access to paralegals in precedent... Read more