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Posted on June 28th, 2017 at 08:00 pm
Do I need a paralegal or a lawyer? This may be the question you are asking yourself. The answer depends on what kind of legal help you may need. The legal services that a paralegal can offer are regulated by the Law Society in Ontario.
Paralegals offer services that are familiar to the public such as representation in Traffic Court and Small Claims Court. Paralegals can also offer several other legal services. A lawyer is required for family law, real estate, wills and estates and serious criminal matters.
To learn the details, read our blog of March, 2017.
All paralegals in Ontario are educated, tested and licenced by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Most paralegal firms offer services in several areas but some do specialize almost exclusively in traffic offences.
A referral from a satisfied client who had a legal issue similar to yours would be the ideal situation. However, a bit of research will help you make just as good a choice. The amount of effort you need to put into the process depends on how serious your legal problem is.
Virtually all paralegal services offer a free initial consultation.
You should take full advantage of the initial consultation to find the right paralegal to help with the solution to your legal issues. You can ask about the relevant experience of the paralegal. Your first responsibility is to describe your situation in detail and provide the facts along with any documentation related to your case.
The paralegal professional, once they have the details, can advise you about the process and explain your options, the time involved and the likely outcomes. They can also give you an estimate of the cost.
This initial meeting allows both of you to get a feeling for how well you can work together and to establish a working relationship.
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J&N Paralegal Services' office is located in Barrie, Ontario.
J&N Paralegal currently offers services in Innisfil, Barrie, Newmarket, King City, Orillia, Midhurst, Bradford, Midland, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Angus, Coldwater and nearby areas.
The information included in this blog is not legal advice and is not intended to be used as an alternative to legal advice. It is for general information purposes only. If you think you require legal assistance or advice, please contact our office or contact another licensee (Paralegal or Lawyer).
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