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Motion on expanding paralegal scope of practice tabled at LSUC meeting

Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 12:55 PM | By Amanda Jerome

A motion regarding paralegals expanding their scope of practice into family law raised heated debate, and was eventually tabled, effectively adjourning the discussion for now, at the Law Society of Upper Canada’s annual general meeting on May 10.

Michael Lesage, Michael's Law FirmThe motion, brought by Toronto lawyer Michael Lesage of Michael's Law Firm, was in two parts. First, it recommended that the law society release to its lawyer members the findings of any reports relating to the review of paralegals providing representation in family law,...