Indiana Paralegal Association, Inc. Legal Blog
You are lucky that paralregals are not licensed by your state bar association.In Ontario Canada paralegal our are regulated by the Law Society of Upper Canada, the grioup that has regulated lawyers for over 200 years.We wanted self-regulation, but the govetrment didn't care, and paralegals are suffering. See some editorial I have written on the subject at: www.lawtimesnews.com
I am disheartened by this news and this decision further strikes a blow to further development of the paralegal profession. I commend the hard work of the IPA.
I find it very sad that the Court was not willing to rule in favor of Rule 2.2. I have been doing paralegal work with the title but without a degree for over 9 years. I have great respect for those with degrees, but the work experience I have in dealing with difficult clients, difficult attorneys, and extensive research and paperwork should be able to be recognized. It's really too bad the Court doesn't see the benefits of the qualifications called for by this Rule and how deeply it affects those in the Paralegal profession both degreed and non.
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