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BC ParaLegals Services:
Alberta ParaLegals Services:
Saskatchewan ParaLegals Services:
Manitoba ParaLegals Services:
Paralegals in Manitoba are not regulated or licenced.
Manitoba Paralegals are not permitted to practice law and must work under the direct supervision of a lawyer. Paralegals may perform work that otherwise would be performed by a lawyer, as long as they are directed to do so by a lawyer. This may include interviewing clients, researching legal matters, drafting documents and correspondence, and preparing legal documents.
There are about 1000 paralegals in the province
Quebec ParaLegals Services:
Quebec does not licence or control paralegals
Nova Scotia ParaLegals Services:
Nova Scotia paralegals must work under the direct supervision of a lawyer. They are not required to be certified or licensed.
Under the direction of a lawyer, paralegals' duties may include: evaluating and submitting documents, performing legal research, interviewing witnesses, drafting correspondence and assisting in court.
There may be about 2,000 paralegals working in Nova Scotia.
New Brunswick ParaLegals Services:
Paralegals in New Brunswick are unregulated.
No license or certification is required in order for paralegals to work legally. However, they must work under the direct supervision of a lawyer and must avoid activities that could be seen as unauthorized practice of law.
Paralegal may conduct legal research, prepare legal documents, assist on transactions and communicating with clients.
Some 350 paralegals work in New Brunswick
Newfoundland Labrador ParaLegals Services:
Newfoundland and Labrador does not regulate or licence paralegals.
The law does require that paralegals be supervised by lawyers.
Paralegals are also prohibited from giving legal advice.
About 250 paralegals at work in Newfoundland
Prince Edward Island ParaLegals Services:
Ontario ParaLegals Services:
Ontario is the first and to date the only province in Canada to regulate paralegals through licensing.
Since May, 2007, Paralegals must be licenced, registered and insured through the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) to practice independently, without supervision by a lawyer.
LUSC also clearly defined the scope of practice of independent paralegals, the educational requirements, and standards of practice.
Ontario Paralegals are the only paralegals in Canada licenced by the law society and able to operate independently of lawyers.
Ontario Paralegals offer legal advice and representation in many fields They generally charge much less than a lawyer and in some fields they are far better than lawyers.
A law clerk manages routine, everyday legal and administrative matters and assists the lawyer with more complex legal issues.
The titles "law clerk" and "paralegal" are interchangeable in a law firm anywhere in Canada, except Ontario.
Ontario Paralegals offer legal advice and representation in many fields They charge much less and in their fields they are often better than lawyers
Nothing on this site is legal advice. It is legal information.