Few things are as contentious in the bar in Ontario as the scope of paralegals. Created in 2007, paralegals have been practicing under a limited scope which has explicitly excluded the provision of family services.
Last week, Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo released the Family Legal Services Review report, which was part of the Expanding Legal Services Options for Families review being conducted by the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Although the report also focuses on more unbundled services and coaching by lawyers, and use of law students to provide family law, it recognizes,
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The most controversial recommendations, however, will be