Parameters of Services

The regulatory scheme set out in the Law Society's By-Law 4 permits paralegals to practise in what were already permitted areas of practice. Subsection 6 (2) authorizes licensed paralegals to represent someone:


A person with a paralegal licence can do the following in the course of representing a client in any of the above-mentioned proceedings:


Jaclyn SolomonAs of May 1, 2007, paralegals are not permitted to appear in Family Court. Other than under the supervision of a lawyer, paralegals may not provide legal services that only a lawyer may provide, such as drafting wills or handling real estate transactions or estates.

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To help clarify what Paralegals can and cannot do please review the following:

The regulatory scheme set out in the Law Society's By-Law 4 permits paralegals to practise in what were already permitted areas of practice. Subsection 6 (2) authorizes licensed paralegals to represent someone:


Can paralegals provide legal services related to immigration law?

Bill C-35, An Act to Amend the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act came into force on June 30, and paralegals who are licensed by the Law Society are eligible to provide legal services in the field of immigration law pursuant to Law Society Bylaw 4, section 6 (2) (iv). Information provided by Citizenship and Immigration Canada in Operational Bulletin 317, June 30, 2011 states.

Bill C-35 amends section 91 of the IRPA (Immigration and Refugee Protection Act) to, among other things, recognize paralegals as authorized to act as paid representatives if they are a member in good standing of a Canadian provincial / territorial law society. Thus, paralegals regulated by a law society should be treated in the same manner as Lawyers and Quebec notaries, as outlined in section 5.2 of manual chapter IP9. The bulletin is available online.

As of May 1, 2007, paralegals are not permitted to appear in Family Court.

Other than under the supervision of a lawyer, paralegals may not provide legal services that only a lawyer may provide, such as drafting wills or handling real estate transactions or estates.

Lawyers handle all real estate transactions, including title searches, document preparation and registration, and the closing of the transaction.

Who can assist you in preparing a will or power of attorney? A lawyer will work with you to ensure that your wishes regarding the distribution of your estate are protected. You may wish to have a lawyer help you prepare a power of attorney. This document enables you to appoint a trusted loved one or friend to make decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated.

Jaclyn can assist you with a Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS) claim, such as income replacement or medical expenses (chiropractic or physiotherapy treatments, for example). However, you should consult a lawyer if you have been seriously injured. Jaclyn offers Mediation, Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolutions and Negotiations.

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*Regarding Family Matters;

You need to consult a lawyer for all issues relating to family law, so that you are fully aware of your rights and obligations. A lawyer will guide you through the process and prepare all the necessary documents, such as separation agreements and those relating to contested or uncontested divorces. Your lawyer will work with you on issues of child custody, access matters, as well as spousal and child support, and the division and equalization of property.

Paralegals are not permitted to give advice about family matters or represent anyone in Family Court.

If you cannot afford a lawyer, you may be entitled to assistance from Legal Aid Ontario (LAO). As well, Family Law Information Centres are located in every family court location and provide free information and help about issues related to separation, divorce and other family law matters. If you don't qualify for legal aid, you may be able to obtain help from duty counsel - lawyers assigned to provide assistance in the courtroom to people who need it. In family courts, duty counsel can give advice, prepare and review documents, represent people on some motions and hearings, and assist with settlement negotiations.

Through the Access to Justice Act, 2006, the government designated the Law Society of Ontario as the body to oversee the regulation of paralegals as part of its role in regulating all legal services in Ontario. Ontario is the only jurisdiction in North America that regulates paralegals.