Access to justice is a critical issue for many people who are simply unable to afford the costs typically associated with obtaining legal advice from a lawyer. This is particularly so in the area of family law. The Law Society is currently exploring options for persons who are not lawyers to provide a limited scope of legal services to the public either independently or under the supervision of a lawyer.

We have created a Consultation Document for key stakeholders’ consideration, including members of the public and members of the profession to provide an opportunity for feedback and invite further discussion relating to the issues under consideration.

You will find information here about those consultations and calls for input. We look forward to hearing from a diverse representation of stakeholders and would ask that you please provide us with your input by no later than January 31, 2021. Learn more