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Milestone anniversary for paralegal regulation comes as profession still faces challenges

Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 7:00 AM | By Amanda Jerome

As the 10-year anniversary of paralegal regulation draws near, the Law Society of Ontario (LSO) is reflecting on milestones achieved and what still needs to be done for a profession that is frequently challenged as it tries to widen its scope.

The LSO was the first law society in North America to regulate independent paralegals and remains a leader in this area as other provinces across Canada have yet to adopt its model. In 2017 the law society marked the 10-year anniversary of enabling legislation for...