Marian Lippa In The News
Lippa to chair criminal law program for paralegals

Toronto paralegal  Marian Lippa  will chair an upcoming Law Society of Upper Canada ‘Paralegal Practice Basics’ program, aimed at outlining strategies ... Read more

Lippa's client avoids jail time, large fines

An Ontario judge acquitted a man of three driving-related offences that carried large fines and potential jail time under the Highway Traffic Act and Compulsory ... Read more

Review to consider expanding family legal services a positive step

The announcement on Tuesday that Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General and the Law Society of Upper Canada are reviewing whether the delivery of family legal services ... Read more

Paralegal students compete in annual moot competition

Top-tiered paralegal students from across Ontario provided "impressive" arguments as they competed in the recent Third Annual Paralegal Cup Intercollegiate Mooting ... Read more

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 ... Read more

Affordable legal representation should be election issue

Affordable access to justice — particularly in family law court — is an important issue that should be on candidates’ campaign agendas for the upcoming federal ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Read more

Paralegals for Prostate 2014

Ontario paralegals have joined together with Prostate Cancer Canada to raise money and awareness by selling a limited edition "Paralegals for Prostate" armband and wearing ... Read more

Ontario Paralegal Association holds inaugural AGM

The Ontario Paralegal Association held its inaugural annual general meeting on Nov. 22 and elected its first board of directors. "The room was packed with members of our ... Read more

Paralegals appear on new legal talk show

Newmarket paralegal Marian Lippa appeared on the first episode of a new TVCogeco call-in show called Get Legal . The hour-long weekly cable show, new this fall, covers legal ... 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 Nov. 1 and 2 at the Humber College Lakeshore Campus, beginning ... 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 of five benchers. Ontario’s licensed paralegals elected ... Read more

Marian Lippa seeks bencher seat on LSUC paralegal committee

Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa says she will work to improve educational standards in her profession if elected to the Law Society of Upper Canada's paralegal standing ... 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 have their cases called on par with lawyers is disappointing ... 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 equal status with lawyers in court has been dismissed, says ... 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 paralegals has been withdrawn, says Toronto paralegal Marian ... 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 is an important step forward, Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa ... Read more

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