Citizens of British Columbia are one step closer to getting greater access to legal services after a move by the Law Society of British Columbia to merge with the Society of Notaries Public and recognize a standard for “credentialed paralegals.”
LSBC benchers unanimously approved in principle three recommendations that could transform the regulation and delivery of legal services in B.C.
The recommendations come after years of review capped by a year of consultation and studying the question of whether various legal service providers, including lawyers, notaries public. and paralegals, should be brought under one regulatory umbrella. The Legal Service Provider Task Force presented its final report Dec 6.