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Changes to the Rules of the Small Claims Court

Changes to the Rules of the Small Claims Court

In Ontario, the Small Claims Court has jurisdiction to hear a wide range of civil matters. Currently, the maximum claim in the Small Claims Court is $25,000.00. However, changes are coming soon! Starting January 1st, 2020, the Small Claims Court’s monetary maximum will be increasing from $25,000.00 to $35,000.00. This will be of great benefit…

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Navigating A Settlement Conference

Navigating A Settlement Conference

Whether you are a Plaintiff or a Defendant in a Small Claims Court matter, you are generally required to attend a Settlement Conference. Settlement Conference is a Court attendance where the parties to a Small Claims Court matter and their legal representatives, if retained, will meet with a Deputy Judge or referee to discuss the…

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Paralegal assists with a contract

What is a Paralegal and what can a Paralegal do for you?

In the Province of Ontario, paralegals are legal professionals who are licensed by the Law Society of Ontario to supply specific legal services including providing legal advice and representation for clients in some Courts such as small claims court, provincial offences court for traffic offences and minor criminal offences, and administrative tribunals such as the…

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