- Why do I need a paralegal?
- What do paralegals do?
- Are they different than lawyers?
- How much do they cost?
- Will I get any of this money I spend on legal fees back? etc….
Paralegals are trained and experienced in representing people and businesses in many types of courts and tribunals, including Small Claims Court, Landlord and Tenant Board, Provincial Offences Court as well as many government bodies such as Unemployment Insurance appeals, Disability and Pension claims.
Paralegals can provide you with legal services to prepare your documents properly and get though the system without delay and costly mistakes. Both Small Claims Court and Landlord and Tenant matters require the preparation of detailed documents, timed notices and regulated appearances with witnesses to prove your case.
Mistakes can cost you time, lost revenue and in many cases, having to start over from square one! Paralegals usually cost less than lawyers and in Small Claims Court you can usually recover a portion of your costs from the other side if you are successful. Paralegals, like lawyers, are licensed by the Law Society of Upper Canada and governed by similar Rules of Conduct