British Columbia considers consolidating legal professional regulators

The Ministry of the Attorney General in British Columbia has announced proposed changes to the regulatory framework for legal professionals. Under the proposal, regulation of lawyers, notaries, and paralegals would be consolidated under a single statute and a single regulator. A new mandate clarifying the duty to protect the public would be established. Scopes of practice would also be updated and clearly defined. Further details of the proposal are under development in consultation with the Law Society of BC, the Society of Notaries Public of BC, and representatives of the paralegal profession.

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