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Saskatchewan may regulate paralegals to solve ‘access to justice crisis,’ says scholar

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 11:18 AM | By Terry Davidson

In a bid to cope with an “access to justice crisis,” a task team in Saskatchewan is exploring the option of using regulated paralegals as a way of expanding the roles of non-lawyers in that province, says a Saskatoon scholar.

Sarah Buhler, University of Saskatchewan College of LawUnlike Ontario, the occupation of “paralegal” in Saskatchewan remains an ambiguous and unregulated one held by certain personnel in law firms who provide limited assistance to lawyers, said Sarah Buhler, an associate professor with the University of Saskatchewan College...