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Small Claims Court, Paralegal Services

Posted on April 10th, 2017 at 04:44 pm

Small Claims Court, Paralegal Services

Small Claims Court

You can sue a person or a company for money owed or for damages by filing a claim in the Small Claims Court.

You can file a claim in Small Claims Court if the value of the lawsuit is $25,000 or less, not including interest and costs.

Claims for money owed under an agreement could be:


  • unpaid invoices for goods or services
  • unpaid loans
  • unpaid rent
  • bad (NSF) cheques


Claims can also be for damages which generally would be personal property damage but can involve personal injury or breach of contract.

A paralegal can represent you in Small Claims Court.

Paralegal professionals know the rules and procedures of the court. It is essential to file the correct forms with complete information and to submit the required fees.

A paralegal will also advise you on the merits of your claim and recommend the best course of action. A paralegal will guide you in collecting and organizing your evidence such as contracts, invoices, correspondence or photographs.

Small Claims Court, Location

In which Small Claims Court office should I file my claim?

Knowing where to file your claim is very important. Your claim must be filed in the court office that satisfies any of the following criteria:

  • the court in the territorial division where the cause of action arose (i.e. where the event took place or problem occurred)
  • the court in the territorial division in which the defendant lives or carries on business (if there are several defendants, then it can be the court in the territorial division in which any one of them lives or carries on business)
  • at the court’s place of sitting that is nearest to the place where the defendant lives or carries on business (if there are several defendants, then it can be the court nearest to the place in which any one of them lives or carries on business)

For example, if your claim relates to something that took place in Barrie, Ontario then you would file in the Barrie, Small Claims Court located at 75 Mulcaster Street, Barrie.

A detailed guide to Small Claims Court is at this link. https://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/courts/guides/What_is_Small_Claims_Court_EN.html#Q05

Paralegals

Paralegals are qualified and licenced by the Law Society Of Upper Canada.

Qualification means that all paralegals in Ontario have:

  • Completed an approved Ontario legal services program
  • Successfully completed the Law Society's Paralegal Licensing Process, including Licensing Examination.


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J&N Paralegal Services specialize in traffic offences, landlord and tenant disputes, small claims court and WSIB claims. For all your paralegal needs in Barrie and surrounding areas, call:

Lyndsay Dubois – Licenced Paralegal (P1)

11 Higgin Court, Barrie, Ontario L4N0R1 705-294-4434 info@jnparalegal.ca

J&N Paralegal Services' office is located in Barrie, Ontario.

I offer a free consultation to advise you on how I may best assist you with your legal needs. I offer my paralegal services in Barrie and all surrounding areas.

Feel free to visit my "services" page for more information

J&N Paralegal currently offers services in Innisfil, Barrie, Newmarket, King City, Orillia, Midhurst, Bradford, Midland, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Angus, Coldwater and nearby areas.

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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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