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Ontario Paralegal Association

SUPPORTING PARALEGALS IN ONTARIO

The Ontario Paralegal Association is the largest professional association of licensed paralegals in Ontario. Our members work tirelessly in their careers to provide legal representation for Ontarians and improved access to justice.

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We are pleased to inform you that the board of directors in its most recent meeting have adopted
a resolution that the Ontario Paralegal Association will request leave to intervene
(intervenor status) in the proceedings before the Superior Court of Justice in a matter related
to Paralegal's scope of practice in immigration law as the outcome in the matter has
broad implications on our profession.
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Osgoode Hall - York UThe Osgoode Certificate in
Provincial Offences Court Practice: Oral and Written Advocacy

Designed for the more experienced POA practitioner, over the course of six modules, this certificate will elevate your written and oral advocacy skills. Guided by expert facilitators consisting of prosecutors, defence counsel and Justices of the Peace, the program focuses on learn-by-doing workshops where you will get individualized feedback, and participate in small-group discussions and exercises.
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Notice to the Profession

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Hybrid Capabilities – Region of Durham POA

Amendments to Rules of Civil Procedure and Rules of the Small Claims Court

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Ministry of the Attorney General

On November 15, 2022, two regulations were filed to amend the court rules and forms for civil and Small Claims Court proceedings.

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Members can enjoy a Pro Zoom license at 40-80% off with an active OPA membership.

Host up to 300 participants for up to 30 hours. Automatically generate audio transcripts and get 1GB of cloud recording. Those are just a few of the essential features you can have with this offer.

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The Department of Justice Canada is currently recruiting talented, skilled and passionate Paralegal graduates!

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• Looking for a rewarding and meaningful career in the law field where you work to ensure that Canadians have an accessible, efficient and fair system of justice?

• Interested in providing high-quality legal services to the government?

•Looking to work in a collaborative, mutually supportive and dynamic team environment?

Then make a difference and consider a career with Canada’s legal team!

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Ontario Paralegal Association CommitteesClick To Volunteer

Student Committee

Government/LSO Relations

Membership Committee

Marketing Committee

Education Committee

Events Committee

Sharada Narain - Compliance Consultant

The OPA is pleased to announce that it has contracted the services of Sharada Narain, CPA to provide guidance to the OPA and its Paralegal members on the maintenance of books and records to insure compliance with the requirements of Law Society of Ontario.

See Sharada's recent and very essential CPD on Books and Records and compliance with the LSO standards and requirements.

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Sharada Narain

CPA, CFE, CFF

Compliance Consultant

Sharada Narain - Compliance Consultant
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