Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-29-2015

Source Publication

3 Texas A & M Law Review

Keywords

Legal Ethics; Law--Study and teaching; Canada

Abstract

Most informed observers of the Canadian and American legal systems accept the existence of a significant crisis in access to justice. One possible solution is to permit paralegals, notaries or other licensed individuals with training more limited than that enjoyed by a licensed attorney to practice in certain areas of law. This paper supports these developments, arguing for a regulated and incremental introduction of new legal service providers into the legal services market. It considers the appropriate training and scope of practice for new legal service providers, and some of the associated opportunities and challenges.

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