Marian Lippa

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Lippa seeks second term as paralegal bencher

Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa tells that if she is re-elected as a bencher for the Law Society of Ontario (LSO), she will commit to fighting to advance her profession. Read more

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 for the effective handling of criminal law files. 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 Automobile Insurance Act after Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa represented the man on appeal. 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 should be expanded to include professionals who are not lawyers, such as paralegals and law clerks, is a positive move forward in the quest to improve access to justice, says Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa. 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 competition, says Toronto paralegal and Bencher Marian Lippa. 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 to lawyers about the need to loosen their dominance over the delivery of legal services. 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 election, says Toronto paralegal Marian Lippa. 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

Paralegals appear on new legal talk show

Newmarket paralegal Marian Lippa appeared on the first episode of a new TVCogeco call-in show called 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