What is a Paralegal in Ontario?

Paralegals in Ontario hold many important responsibilities and duties that most people are not aware of. In this blog, we are going to break it all down and bring awareness to how a Paralegal can aid you in your legal needs!    

Certified Professionals

The Law Society of Ontario describes paralegals as, “an integral part of the legal system. They are professionally educated and insured and are licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to serve the public and provide access to justice.”   

Primarily, Paralegals are officially licensed by the Law Society of Ontario and are constantly doing updated training to accommodate present needs. With how fast-paced our society and economy are growing, educating, and updating courses is necessary to ensure Ontario’s Paralegals are well-suited to take on what comes their way.  

Paralegals take on a variety of legal matters including:  

  • Small Claims  
  • Landlord and Tenant Disputes  
  • Traffic Tickets  
  • Providing Legal Advice  
  • Drafting Legal Documents  
  • Representing Clients in Certain Court Proceedings  

The Law Society of Ontario also states, “Paralegals can provide an affordable option for those in need of legal services or representation. This helps to reduce self-represented litigants in court cases and deters people from seeking advice from non-regulated legal resources or individuals who may lead them astray.”  

Paralegals are an affordable and knowledgeable alternative to lawyers, as they are legally certified and trained professionals. This makes them a great option for individuals who need legal help but may not have the funds to hire a lawyer. Additionally, Paralegals are required to remain up to date on all the latest laws and regulations, so they can provide the most current and accurate legal advice.   

Paralegals can also assist in matters such as researching and preparing legal documents, filing paperwork, and conducting legal research. They can help prepare for court proceedings such as gathering evidence, preparing witness statements, and preparing legal arguments. Additionally, paralegals are available to guide and support clients throughout the legal process. By providing these services, paralegals can help to reduce the cost and time associated with the legal process, making it more affordable and accessible to those who need assistance.  


Additionally, Paralegals have a significant professional responsibility. They must adhere to a strict code of professional conduct. If that code is not followed it can result in termination, penalties, charges, or strict investigation by the Law Society of Ontario.  

Here at AG Group, we provide top-tier paralegal assistance services, ensuring our clients receive the best support throughout their legal proceedings.  

The key to having the best chance in any kind of legal proceeding is to act as soon as you can. “Don’t wait – call us today” Holly Chu, AG’s Paralegal advises.    

Holly continues, “-a lot of legal matters need immediate care- so don’t wait or hesitate on reaching out.”  AG’s paralegal assistance can be the key to resolving your legal matters efficiently and effectively.     

We understand that the legal system can be a complicated and overwhelming process, and we provide our clients with the necessary support to ensure that they have the best possible outcomes.  

Our experienced team of paralegals will work closely with you and provide you with the advice and resources needed to navigate the legal system. We stand by our commitment to providing top-tier services for all our clients and guarantee that you are in the best hands with AG Group.  

To find out more about our paralegal services, visit our Website or Book a Free Consultation to chat with one of our agents. 

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