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Paralegals to push for bencher election amendments at LSO general meeting

Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 12:22 PM | By Amanda Jerome

A motion to amend the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) bylaws to ban licensees who are adjudicators from being elected as benchers was inspired by comments made about paralegals practising family law at Convocation last winter.

“It goes back to exactly December 1, 2017, where I was present for the Convocation where they had several votes, one of them having to do with paralegals and family law and also paralegals as officers of the court. One particular bencher came out, who also sits as a deputy...