How Do You Find Information About a Lawyer or Paralegal?
Is Your Advocate a Regulated Professional?
So, you decided to hire a legal professional. This is a daunting task.
First, check to see that your legal professional is listed in the Law Society of Ontario directory. If their name is in the directory, they are licensed with the Law Society of Ontario and are able to provide you with legal advice or legal services. Members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario are insured for errors and omissions, as well as bound to a Code of Ethics. If their name is not listed, they are not licensed and likely not authorized to provide the services you are seeking. Read more… “Choosing the Advocate that is Right for You”
You are fired from your job, purchase a car from somebody that did not actually own it or loan a friend some money they did not repay.
Your first thought is to file a small claims suit against the person you feel owes you money.
Do I Have A Case (for Small Claims Court)?
As paralegals, we litigate a lot in small claims court. Small claims court can deal with many, but not all, claims under $35,000.00. Many times, another body, such as the Landlord and Tenant Board or License Appeals Tribunal have the jurisdiction to deal with your claim. In many cases, these other forums must be the place you file your claim and not small claims court. Paralegals can litigate in these other forums and we can tell you if the small claims court does not have the jurisdiction to help you. Read more… “Should I Sue in Small Claims Court?”