The next issue of Peel Briefs is set to appear at your doorstep (or email folder) in the upcoming months. In the meantime, the Peel Law Association would like to remind the membership that it is not too late to send in submissions for articles or advertising spots for this issue of Peel Briefs.
The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2016 do not hesitate to contact us for assistance. If you wish to send in an article or purchase an advertising spot, please contact the PLA or send in your materials to the PLA email.
Thank you to those who have already provided us with their submissions!
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The Minister of the Attorney General along with the Law Society of Upper Canada have decided to explore whether to open the delivery of family law services (not including C.A.S. matters) to paralegals, law students and law clerks. The Honourable Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo has been appointed to lead a review.
Her Honour has been asked to look at the following:
1. Identify the legal services at different stages in a family law matter which, if provided by persons in addition to lawyers, could improve the family justice system by better enabling people to resolve their family law disputes.
2. Identify persons other than lawyers (e.g., paralegals, law clerks and/or law students) who may be capable of providing those family legal services with appropriate safeguards put in place (e.g., education, training).
3. Recommend procedures, mechanisms and/or safeguards (such as education, training, insurance, regulation and/or oversight) to ensure the quality of family legal services provided by alternate legal service providers.
A full review of the mandate of the Honourable Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo can be found at http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/family/legal_services_consultation_paper.html
Please check your email with a link to the PLA Survey on this issue.
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Please join us on February 25th, 2016 for the Annual General Meeting which will include the presentation of a Lifetime Achievement Award to Ralf R. Jarchow (1954-2015).
We will be meeting at 5 PM SHARP at:
Terrace On The Green
8672 Mississauga Road, Brampton, ON L6Y 0C4
For more information and to register, please click here.
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