Mr. Lawrie is no ordinary paralegal licensee. He is considered by many in Ontario to be the “grandfather of paralegals” and has been a major contributor to government initiatives in the areas of legislation, regulation, and education of Ontario’s paralegals. He is recognized as a pioneer of best practices and professionalism for Ontario’s growing paralegal profession.
In May 1984 he founded the company POINTTS (Provincial Offences Information and Traffic Ticket Service), now the largest paralegal firm in Canada. POINTTS provides professional and legal representation to motorists charged with traffic violations. His company has grown to employ hundreds of people and has represented over 600,000 clients in court, with a success rate above 80%. Prior to establishing POINTTS, Brian was a 15-year veteran of the Toronto Police Department and the Essex Constabulary in the United Kingdom. He decided to resign from the police force in 1983 and established POINTTS in 1984. Brian is a former Bencher for the Law Society of Ontario.
Mr. Lawrie also serves as the Board Liaison for the LSO and Government Relations Committee.