What is a Paralegal?

Paralegals in Ontario work in a legal capacity acting as agents, representing the best interests of their clients in various judicial matters. We provide our clients with a comparable but more economical service than some lawyers. Paralegals typically charge a fraction of a lawyer's fee, which can be a great advantage to those who need legal assistance but are unable to afford the premium rates charged by lawyers.

Paralegals are permitted to practice in Provincial Offences Court, Small Claims Court, Landlord and Tenant Tribunals, and other tribunals and hearings. Although individuals and small businesses may be self-represented in many legal matters, representation by an experienced and licensed paralegal may result in a more competent, successful, and less stressful experience.

Paralegal Rules of Conduct