A paralegal can provide you with legal advice concerning your legal interests, rights, or responsibilities with respect to a proceeding; draft documents for use in a proceeding; and negotiate on your behalf should you find yourself party to a proceeding.
The Law Society of Upper Canada is the professional body that determines the scope of practice for paralegals in Ontario. The Law Society authorizes a paralegal to represent a party in the following circumstances:
A paralegal cannot appear on your behalf in the following matters:
Note: Ontario is the only Province where Paralegals are licensed and governed by a legal body and are held accountable by the Law Society of Upper Canada.