Expanding Legal Services Options for Families

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Justice Annemarie E. Bonkalo has submitted a report to the Attorney General and the Law Society of Upper Canada that examines whether a broader range of legal service providers should be allowed to deliver family legal services.

The final report includes 21 recommendations, including creating a special licence that would allow paralegals to provide certain types of family legal services such as custody and simple divorces without property. In response to these recommendations, the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Law Society of Upper Canada are developing an action plan, which will be released by fall 2017.

If you have feedback on Justice Bonkalo’s recommendations that you wish to be taken into consideration, please send your comments by email to commentsflsr@lsuc.on.ca by 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2017.