A Paralegal is a licensee under the Law Society of Ontario who is qualified, by education, to provide legal advice and representation in the Ontario Courts and Tribunals. They compose legal documents and conduct research in order to prepare for hearings, trials and mediation.
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: