This essential guidebook to legal research introduces users to the various legal research materials available to lawyers, law students, law clerks and legal academics. It teaches readers efficient legal research skills, and acts as a reference source by providing some of the essential background required to research specific areas of the law.
The second edition of Advocacy for Paralegals walks students through all of the stages of a trial/hearing, including pre-trial preparations, opening statements, examinations of witnesses, and closing arguments.
The second edition of Art and Practice of Mediation provides a practical and inclusive introduction to the field. Intended for a wide range of college and university courses, the text begins with a clear discussion of various approaches to dispute resolution, understanding conflict behaviour, and the key communication skills one requires when dealing with conflict.
Subjects covered include the commencement of proceedings to trial and appeals, specialized procedures such as simplified procedure, practice directions, mandatory mediation, and the Commercial List, with detailed explanations and up-to-date samples of litigation forms. The latest versions of practice directions that apply across Ontario and regionally are discussed as they affect, for example, motions procedure, the Commercial List, and case management, among other topics.
Evidence law is a system of complex rules and principles that govern what information should be heard by the trier of fact. Rules of Evidence: A Practical Approach, 2nd Edition teaches students in paralegal and law clerk courses the practical approach to analyzing a fact situation and applying these rules in a logically sequenced manner. The book also addresses strategies for the effective presentation of testimonial and documentary evidence in the context of court and tribunal proceedings.
Want to get a better handle on important employment law compliance concerns and developments? Canadian Employment Law Today is a biweekly update on employment law-related rulings in courts, tribunals and other judicial bodies. This newsletter summarizes and comments on issues and trends in employment law. Save valuable hours researching – spend more time using the information to improve procedures and decisions
A national journal focusing upon topics of practical interest to the family law practitioner. Reviews in detail both judge-made and statutory changes in the law as they affect the practitioner. Special features of this practice-oriented journal include • case comments and practice notes from practitioners across Canada • reviews of new publications in the family law field • interchange of ideas on matters of mutual concern to family lawyers and related professionals.
Launched in 1985, the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law/Revue Femmes et Droit is the only Canadian periodical devoted entirely to the publication and dissemination of multi-disciplinary scholarship in the expanding field of women's legal studies.
The Ontario Paralegal Association is the largest professional association of licensed paralegals in Ontario. Our members work tirelessly in their careers to provide legal representation for Ontarians and improved access to justice. From sole proprietors to large-firm paralegals from Bay street to Main Street, our members strive to continuously keep updated and educated on issues facing Ontarians to better serve their communities.
Our mission is to further the interests of paralegals as professionals throughout Canada while providing legal services to the consumer and to act as a watchdog for the consumer against unscrupulous individuals who run unethical and unprofessional practices.
PROFESSIONAL PARALEGAL covers more than just how to land a job, it shows how to prepare for and build a paralegal career. Taking a practical approach, it explains the dynamics of working in the legal environment, identifies the purpose and payoff to continual professional development, and offers strategies for working collaboratively with attorneys and others drawn into a case.