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Australian Paralegal Foundation
Australian Paralegal Foundation


Who is the Australian Paralegal Foundation ?

 
The best answer to this is it is a Community.
The Australian Paralegal Foundation, set up for the benefit of its members to help provide legal information for those interested.

NOTHING IN THIS FORUM IS TO BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE, IT IS PURELY INFORMATION TO ASSIST YOUR UNDERSTANDING, WHICH WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND YOU BRING TO A LAWYER AND URGE YOU TO SEEK INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE.

 

 



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  1. Connecting those in need with the legal system:
    The interim report also outlines key strategies still to be explored, including:
    ▪ Unlicensed practice of law rules. UPL is an issue when clerks of court find consumers standing at their counters asking for help in filling out and filing the proper legal forms. Clerks want to help, but they don’t want to violate UPL rules.
    ▪ Creation of nonlawyer “civil legal assistants,” such as those in California, Illinois and New York — akin to how physicians assistants help doctors.
    ▪ Creation of a “navigator” system where trained experts can direct people to resources, either through the gateway portal or outside of it.
    ▪ Designation of residual funds from class-action lawsuits to fund pro bono projects.
    Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/article45262575.html#storylink=cpy

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