Paralegals are non-lawyers who provide legal services to the public. Paralegals are now licensed and regulated by the Law Society of Upper Canada. This is a relatively new development and it was done to promote higher level of professionalism amongst paralegals and to protect the members of the public from malpractice and fraud. While paralegals have to meet certain professional and training requirements, paralegals are not lawyers and they are limited in the range and types of legal services they are legally permitted to provide to the public. Please refer to the Law Society of Upper Canada website to see what services paralegals are allowed to provide.