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Expanding paralegals' services draws criticism from legal profession

Friday, March 10, 2017 @ 9:08 AM | By Amanda Jerome

This week's recommendation by the Family Legal Services Review that paralegals should be allowed to work some cases without the supervision of a lawyer has alarmed some in the legal profession.

Elinor Shinehoft“As lawyers dedicated to defending and protecting parents, spouses and children, we are deeply concerned by a number of the recommendations in this report. In particular, a move towards depriving families of important safeguards, like the protection afforded by qualified family lawyers providing oversight of life-changing legal decisions such as the custody of a...