Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Paralegals May Be Able To Provide Family Law Services in Ontario, Canada

From CBC News:

A report on reforms to the Ontario family law system recommends allowing paralegals to provide more family law services without supervision from lawyers.

The province says that in 2014-15 more than 57 per cent of people in family court did not have legal representation.

The report from former Ontario court chief justice Annemarie Bonkalo, released Monday, recommends a special family law licence and training for paralegals among the 21 proposals to help people access the kind of service they need. 

The provincial government and the Law Society of Upper Canada, which regulates the legal profession, commissioned the report.

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I don't think that this is a good idea. A paralegal does not have the proper training that an attorney does.

Posted by: Reed James | Mar 22, 2017 3:38:29 PM

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