Hire a Paralegal or a Lawyer?
Paralegals can cover many areas of law that lawyers cover. Why not call a Paralegal today and save yourself half the cost a lawyer would charge. Traffic Ticket A paralegal can represent you in the Ontario Court of Justice, under the Provincial Offences Act for charges like speeding, driving under suspension, driving with no insurance, disobey traffic sign, etc. Dont ever just settle for the ticket. There is always a possibility I can get your charge lowered and your fine reduced. Even though the fine may be reasonable and you can afford to pay it, dont forget there is also the reprecussions of an insurance increase and your points getting up there. Take the time to atleast get some legal advice. I offer free half hour consultations. Its worth checking it out.. They can also represent you in matters related to: Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act Liquor Licence Act Environmental Protection Act Occupational Health and Safety Act Blind Persons Rights Act Municipal by-laws Criminal Offence Paralegals can represent you in the Ontario Court of Justice if you are charged with a minor criminal offence, as long as the maximum term of imprisonment for the offence is not more than six months. Examples of this type of offence include causing a disturbance and harassing phone calls. They also include theft under $5, 000, and assault and mischief to private property, if the Crown Attorney elects to proceed by way of summary conviction, which is a less serious method of proceeding. Lawyers can represent you on any criminal matter and must represent you if the offence has a maximum penalty of more than six months imprisonment. Small Claims Court A Paralegal can help with ALL Matters in Small Claims Court Tribunals A Paralegal can assist you before most of the tribunals that have been established by the provincial and federal governments. The following are examples of some tribunals: Landlord and Tenant Board (for rent disputes) Financial Services Commission of Ontario (for Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule claims – car accidents) Workplace Safety and Insurance Board ( for on- the -job associated injuries) Social Benefits Tribunal ( if you are entitled to government assistance through programs like the Ontario Disability Support Program) Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario Car Accident Injury A Paralegal can assist you with a Statutory Accident Benefits (SABS) claim such as income replacement or medical expenses (chiropractic or physiotherapy treatments, for example). However, you should consult a lawyer if you have been seriously injured. Call Kim Cooper Today For Your Complimentary Consultation! (519) 633-7597 Ex 407 .