A Legal Assistant Must Not...

It is critical to remember that you must not, amongst other things, permit a non-lawyer in your office to:
  • accept cases on your behalf;
  • give or receive undertakings;
  • give legal advice;
  • appear in court on your behalf; or
  • act finally and without reference to you (or another lawyer in your firm) in matters involving professional legal judgment.
A full list of prohibited activities can be found under rule 6.1-3 of the Code of Conduct (Delegation). Also see the definition of the practice of law in the Law Society Act, 1996.