Ontario Small Claims Court Paralegals
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IN BUSINESS SINCE 2001
SMALL CLAIMS COURT ONLY
OVER 10,000 CONSULTATIONS
OVER 3,500 COURT APPEARANCES
Free Initial Consultation*
We are a team of licensed paralegals with years of experience and literally thousands of court appearances under our belt. Our firm focuses exclusively on legal matters that fall within the $25,000 limit of the Ontario Small Claims Court. By not diluting our business with other areas of practice we are able to retain and continually enhance our expertise in legal matters that could be heard by the Ontario Small Claims Court.
The use of a legal services firm sends a strong message that you are serious about getting paid. We can help you collect debts up to $25,000 – the monetary limit of the Ontario Small Claims Court.
The Ontario Small Claims Court is able to hear most types of lawsuits that involve claims for money or property up to $25,000. We years of experience with the most common types of claims that the court hears.
If you are being sued by a creditor call us first – we can help. You do have options other than bankruptcy or a consumer proposal. We can reduce interest and stop bank and wage garnishments.
1. Litigation is a knowledge-intensive enterprise.
You are up against an unwilling adversary and the use of a company who is in business to litigate sends a strong message to your opposing party that you are serious about protecting your rights while ensuring those rights are advanced using appropriate legal principles, doctrines, and statutory law. [Note: There are about 85 Ontario and 15 Canada statutes that we must have a working knowledge of.]
2. Court staff cannot give you legal advice.
Court staff can only provide limited assistance with court forms and procedures. There is far more to litigation than simply completing forms correctly and many self-represented litigants becomes lulled into a false sense of security after they successfully complete forms but are otherwise ignorant of rules, law and procedure.
The Small Claims Court is still an Ontario court of law and too many people think they can just attend at court and “tell their story.” The reality is each party bears the responsibility to present their evidence in a manner consistent with the rules of procedure, make appropriate legal submissions, and know the law as it applies to their case. There are no rehearsals and mistakes, even seemingly small ones, can be fatal.
Latest News & Announcements
September 1, 2014
RULES OF THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT: Labour Day is a holiday under the Rules of the court. Courts are closed and any court deadline that lands on the holiday is carried over to the next day (provided it too is not a holiday).
August 4, 2014
RULES OF THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT: The Civic Holiday is a holiday under the Rules of the court.
July 18, 2014
RULES OF THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT: As of today, all court forms, whether having been changed or not, must be from the latest version of the forms (see date at the bottom left hand corner of the form – it must read January 23, 2014 or else it will be rejected by court staff).