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The Role of Paralegals

Exploring the Canadian Criminal Justice System

Paralegals in Canada's Justice System

If you have been charged with a crime in Canada, you should consult with a criminal defence lawyer in your area

The Role of Paralegals in our Justice System - Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Legal Terms


A paralegal performs diverse legal tasks such as drafting and filing court documents, with their educational background and specific duties varying across Canadian provinces.

Summary conviction

Summary convictions are used for lesser offences with penalties, fines and short jail time. They reflect the majority of offences as defined in the Code.

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