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Motion on paralegal licensing knee-jerk reaction to Bonkalo report | Joseph Griffiths

Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 01:37 PM | By Joseph Griffiths

On March 6, 2017, the report of former chief justice of the Ontario Court of Justice, Annemarie Bonkalo, titled “Family Legal Services Review” was released.

Seventeen days later, a motion was filed with the Law Society of Upper Canada by a group of lawyers wanting to amend the paralegal licensing guidelines to require future paralegal licensing candidates to possess “an undergraduate degree along with training equivalent to that provided by law schools in family law, tax and evidence.” That motion was scheduled to be voted on...