The recommendation that paralegals be permitted to provide legal services with respect to custody and access reveals a weak understanding of the complexities on the ground.

Sun., March 19, 2017

We participated in the consultation process led by Justice Bonkalo as she prepared her recently released report, Family Legal Services Review; a report that is focused primarily on whether or not paralegals should be permitted to play a formal role in family court proceedings.

We commend the attorney general for having the vision to identify the need for a review of legal services in Ontario’s family courts and Justice Bonkalo for taking on this largely thankless task.

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