Legal Professions Regulatory Reform
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Who: The Ministry of the Attorney General
What: Update how legal service providers are regulated
Why: To increase access to legal services
To improve access to legal services for British Columbians, the Ministry of the Attorney General is planning to streamline how legal service providers are regulated. These include:
- Licensed paralegals
The Ministry drafted an intentions paper that outlines the proposed reforms and sought feedback from the public and key partners. The paper addressed a large number of topics and issues, including:
- Affordability of legal services
- The importance of the independence of lawyers and other legal service providers
- Governance matters
Read the intentions paper: PDF version (201KB) or HTML version.
Read the news release.
The Ministry received feedback from individuals and organizations, including members of the public, paralegals, notaries, lawyers, non-profits, regulators, associations, and academics.
Read the What We Heard Report (PDF, 480KB)
The feedback helped expand government’s understanding of the issues and will contribute to the development of new policy and legislative proposals.