Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Canadian Paralegals Now Required to Have License to Do Auto Insurance, Immigration Cases

The controversial Canadian legislation that will regulate paralegals goes into effect today. Paralegals working in auto insurance and immigration will need a special license, and the Law Society of Upper Canada has stated the areas where paralegals can work. Provincial Offences court and in any legislation created by the province are still fair game for paralegals. Opponents of the regulation argue that access to legal services will be limited, and that paralegals will lose their jobs.

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