Myths

1. Paralegals cannot represent clients in court without a lawyer.
Paralegals can represent clients in court on all matters within their scope of practice without the presence of a lawyer. Refer to “What Can Paralegal’s Do For You?”

2. Paralegals must work for a lawyer.
Paralegals like lawyers are regulated by the Law Society of Upper Canada and are permitted to have their own businesses without a lawyer’s supervision. Hence Licensed Paralegals can lose their license for malpractice and can be disciplined by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

3. Paralegals can only represent clients in matters pertaining to speeding and parking tickets.
Paralegals can represent clients in a multitude of areas. Refer to “What Can Paralegal’s Do For You?”

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