VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Ontario Paralegals are licenced to provide many services. Paralegals in other provinces are more like law clerks and highly restricted in their services. The following applies primarily to Ontario and may not apply in your province.
Perform uncontested divorce proceedings. Meet with the clients, draft Petition for Divorce, file with the Superior Court of Justice, serve the Petition to the Respondent. Draft and file the Motion Record to obtain the Divorce Judgement. Obtain the Divorce Certificate. Draft Complex Separation Agreements. Outline issues of Child and or Spousal Support, issues relating to child custody and access. Division of Assets.
Able to perform Full and Sub Searches on the Land Registry Systems and Land Title Systems. Attend real estate closings; acting as conveyancer. Open the Real Estate File, draft different requisition letters to the utilities departments, read the Land Registry/ Title search on the property, and draft requisition letter to the Vendor/Purchasers' solicitor office. Draft the closing documents, meeting with the clients, and preparing for the real estate closing.
Draft Complex Last Will and Testament. Inform clients of the importance in protecting the Beneficiaries of the Estate, with respect to the Income Tax Act, and the Family Act. Choose a proper Executor for the Estate, and assist in the administration of the Estate. Outline the power of the Trustee/Executor. Draft General and Personal Power of Attorneys Outline issues relating to choosing Primary Attorney and Secondary Attorney. Place restrictions within the Power of Attorneys.
Draft and File Complex Statement of Claims and Statement of Defences. Act on behalf of the Plaintiffs or the Defendants. Draft and file Motions, Examination of Discoveries, Notice of Garnishments, and Writs. Attend Pre-Trials, and Full Trials.