They cannot represent anyone directly. They perform some or all of the following duties:
Prepare legal documents and affidavits and do legal research on records, court files and other legal documents in law firms or in other establishments
Assist lawyers by interviewing clients, witnesses and other related parties, assembling documentary evidence, preparing trial briefs, and arranging for trials
Paralegals and legal assistants prepare legal documents, maintain records and files and conduct research to assist paralegals or other professionals.
Paralegals and legal assistants in law firms assist lawyers by preparing legal documents, maintaining records and files and conducting research.
Prepare wills, real estate transactions and other legal documents, court reports and affidavits
Research records, court files and other legal documents
Draft legal correspondence and perform general office and clerical duties.
Paralegals and legal assistants in law firms require a bachelor's degree in law or a college diploma in a legal assistant or law clerk program or In-house training from a law firm or other legal establishment.
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.
ONTARIO PARALEGALS ARE INDEPENDENT
Paralegals maybe should be called ParaLawyers. They represent clients in small claims court and in other lower court proceedings and are usually self-employed.
They advise their clients and take legal action on landlord and tenant matters, traffic violations, name changes and other issues within their jurisdictions.
Independent paralegals perform some or all of the following duties:
Represent clients in small claims court and in other lower court proceedings, at tribunals and before administrative bodies
Advise clients and take legal action on landlord and tenant matters, traffic violations, name changes and other issues within their jurisdictions.
Ontario Paralegals MUST be licenced by the Law Society of Upper Canada and carry liability and malpractice insurance
Going to court is a very expensive proposition at the best of times. Paralegals can help you reduce litigation costs and problems while saving you money.
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