From Blogging for Equality, and posted on November 3, 2012
Monthly Archives: November 2012
Five Year Report on Regulation of Paralegals in Ontario
Report to the Attorney General of Ontario Report of Appointee’s Five-Year Review of Paralegal Regulation in Ontario
Pursuant to Section 63.1 of the Law Society Act November 2
Prepared and Respectfully Submitted by: David J. Morris, MBA
From the Executive Summary of the report:
In the interest of striking some measure of balance between enhancing public access to justice and ensuring protection for those receiving legal advice from non-lawyers, on May 1, 2007, persons providing paralegal services in Ontario joined the province’s lawyers under regulation of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Event: Does Zealous Advocacy have a Future in Canada?
When: Thursday December 6, 2012 from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM EST Add to Calendar
Where: Heenan Blaikie Bay Adelaide Centre 333 Bay Street, Suite 2900 Skyfold Boardrooms Toronto, ON M5H 2T4
To register, go to the website by clicking HERE
What are the appropriate limits to “vigorous” advocacy? When and how does it constitute professional misconduct in the form of “incivility”? What is the role of the Law Society when the presiding judge has not objected to counsel’s conduct? In June, the Law Society of Upper Canada ruled in its high profile discipline hearing that Joe Groia crossed the “civility” line during his successful defence of John Felderhof. Groia’s case, now on appeal, has sparked wide and heated discussion. On Thursday, December 6, a panel of leading Canadian jurists will debate the impact of this and other developments on lawyers and their clients across the country. Come and join the discussion, either in person or by live-stream, in what promises to be a spirited and informative evening. Wine and cheese will follow at the live event. Continue reading