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PLA Family Bar - Request for comments

Posted by Peel Law Association on 7 April 2016
PLA Family Bar - Request for comments

Family Law Survey


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 

Please check your email with a link to the PLA Survey on this issue.



Posted in: PLA Family Law Bar  

Annual General Meeting

Posted by Peel Law Association on 21 February 2016
Annual General Meeting

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.


Posted in: Annual General Meeting Lifetime Achievement Award  

PLA Membership Renewals are NOW due!

Posted by Peel Law Association on 20 February 2016
PLA Membership Renewals are NOW due!

Renew NOW to continue to enjoy the many beneftis of your membership.

Be a part of the NEW PLA website Find-A-Lawyer referral service... Make sure your records are up to date!


Posted in: Membership Renewal  


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