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25 Sep


Episode 8: Paralegals as Access to Justice Champions

September 25, 2018 | By |

The Law Society of Ontario assumed responsibility for the regulation of paralegals in 2007 making the province the first jurisdiction in North America to regulate paralegals. Today, nearly 9000 paralegals are licensed in Ontario providing consumers with more choice, protection and improved access to justice. This episode helps to mark a decade of paralegal regulation by featuring a range of voices from this professional community.


  • Robert Burd, Bencher and Chair of the Paralegal Standing Committee at the Law Society of Ontario
  • Michelle Haigh, Bencher at the Law Society of Ontario
  • Stephanie Ball, Ball Executive Dean of the School of Justice & Emergency Services and School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Durham College
  • Stephen Parker, President of the Ontario Paralegal Association
  • Laurie Marshall, Director of the Ontario Paralegal Association
  • Brian Houghton, Litigation Projects Manager for Pro Bono Ontario
  • Resources List

    Practice Direction on Representation before Social Justice Tribunals Ontario


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