The Law Society is advancing amendments to the Direct Supervision Requirements in Chapter 6 of the Code of Professional Conduct and we would like your feedback. Lawyers, legal assistants/paralegals and paraprofessionals should attend. This session qualifies for 1.0 CPD hour, all of which qualifies for Ethics. We are also seeking feedback through this short survey.
The overall aim is to reduce regulatory barriers, while maintaining protection of the public, to help drive efficiencies in the provision of legal services. In focus will be options to expand the scope of practice and degree of independence for supervised staff. This can enable lawyers to charge less for services that are provided by staff, thereby increasing access to legal services and consumer choice. Join a session to learn more and provide feedback on the proposed amendments.
To learn more, here’s an article from the Future of Legal Services Committee on better connecting consumers of legal services to legal assistants/paralegals.