Can Paralegals be licensed as independent Paralegals in Canada?

The Province of Ontario, Canada, recently became the first jurisdiction in North America to provide for the licensing of independent paralegals. This task will be the responsibility of the Law Society of Upper Canada (founded in 1797), which already regulates Ontario's 40,000 or so lawyers. As of May 1, 2007, the Law Society will determine what types of services paralegals can offer without the supervision of a lawyer. The Society will also be responsible for disciplining paralegals who do not conform to rules of professional conduct. Read More