PARALEGAL


Improving Access to Justice: You can File a Claim in the Small Claims Court Using Our Paralegal Services


With the driving force of empowering Ontarians to have affordable access to justice, AJ Law LLP provides Paralegal Services such as filing a claim in the Small Claims Court.

You do not always need a licensed lawyer in all your legal matters, what you need is legal help that would, more significantly, provide you the same quality and professional assistance at reasonable, cost-efficient rates – our most vital objective is to be able to offer you what you need. AJ Law LLP’s Licensed Paralegal would be willing and capable to do that exact thing.

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You can sue an individual or a corporation for a sum of money you are owed or for damages by filing a claim in the Small Claims Court. Before January 1, 2020, you can file a claim in Small Claims Court should the value of the lawsuit be $25,000 or less, excluding allied interest and costs. However, the Ontario government has increased the maximum amount of claims that can be made in small claims court to $35,000. This welcome development would in effect aid to expedite civil cases which usually take years to be resolved in the Superior Court of Justice. Further, this increase would correspondingly permit the engagement of a paralegal instead of a lawyer, who commonly charges more than the former.


It is noteworthy though that in AJ Law LLP, our lawyer works hand-in-hand with our licensed paralegal, giving our clients legal service that is easy on the pocket yet heavy on the legal strategy. The changes took effect last January 1, 2020.

You can sue an individual or a corporation for a sum of money you are owed or for damages by filing a claim in the Small Claims Court. Before January 1, 2020, you can file a claim in Small Claims Court should the value of the lawsuit be $25,000 or less, excluding allied interest and costs. However, the Ontario government has increased the maximum amount of claims that can be made in small claims court to $35,000. This welcome development would in effect aid to expedite civil cases which usually take years to be resolved in the Superior Court of Justice. Further, this increase would correspondingly permit the engagement of a paralegal instead of a lawyer, who commonly charges more than the former.


It is noteworthy though that in AJ Law LLP, our lawyer works hand-in-hand with our licensed paralegal, giving our clients legal service that is easy on the pocket yet heavy on the legal strategy. The changes took effect last January 1, 2020.

Claims for damages


Claims for damages may involve those which arise from personal injury, breach of contract, or damage to personal property. Examples of claims for money owed in accordance with an existing agreement could be originating from unpaid rental fees, unpaid invoices for goods or services, unpaid loans, and bounced cheques (those returned by virtue of No Sufficient Funds (NSF). A paralegal will guide you through the Small Claims Court process, gather your documents and pieces of evidence to help you better establish your claim and update you on its development.


Ontario Small Claims


Ontario Small Claims is a branch of the Superior Court of Justice. It deals with civil disputes of a monetary value of up to $35,000CAD.


Examples of claims that can be filed in the Small Claims Court:


  • Unpaid accounts for goods or services sold and delivered

  • Unpaid loans

  • Unpaid rent

  • NSF cheques

  • Claims for damages such as property damage, personal injuries and breach of contract

How to sue in small claims court?


In order to file a Plaintiff’s Claim at the Small Claims Court, you must keep in mind the following:


  • Facts of the case

  • Relevant evidences than can strengthen your claim, and

  • The time limitations


AJ LAW LLP’s licensed paralegal and a Filipino Lawyer can represent you in the Small Claims Courts which have jurisdiction over your claim. Book an appointment with our paralegal and assert your rightful claim in court.


Let AJ Law assist you in determining the necessary correspondences to file your claim. Contact us now!