Is a Paralegal Required For Small Claims Court?

Receiving Professional Paralegal Representation in Small Claims Court Matters Provides a Strong Advantage and Can Be of Great Importance Whereas the Legal Issues involved Can Be Complicated. Additionally, With Claims of Up to $35,000 Per Plaintiff, Going Without a Paralegal May be Risky.

Lippa Legal Services Provides Professional Litigation Advocacy In Small Claims Court

Lawsuit Document According to the Office of the Ministry of the Attorney General, the Small Claims Court is the busiest civil litigation court in Ontario. Additionally, whereas the Small Claims Court is mandated to process matters quickly, receiving professional Small Claims Court Paralegal assistance from Lippa Legal Services is of great importance.

Small Claims Court Cases
Handled May Include:
Repayment of Monies Owed

Including unpaid loans, outstanding invoices, credit card balances, etc.

Accidental Damage to Property

Includes causes such as water escape, falling trees, vehicle impact, etc.

Vehicle Warranty Coverage

Includes sale of vehicles unfit for purpose, poor work by mechanics, etc.

Faulty Work By Contractors

Includes roofers, landscapers, electricians, among other renovation services.

Breached Real Estate Sale

Includes failure to finalize deal on closing date, removal of fixtures, etc.

Personal Rights Issues

Including nuisance, trespass, breach of privacy, defamation, among other issues.

Recently, the role and mandate of the Small Claims Court was well summarized by the Court of Appeal within the case of Kelava v. Spadacini, 2021 ONCA 428 wherein it was said:


[15]  The Small Claims Court is a branch of the Superior Court of Justice. It handles nearly half of the civil disputes in the province. The court is meant to provide an efficient, cost-effective forum for the resolution of civil disputes involving less than $35,000. It hears cases in a summary way and “may make such order as is considered just and agreeable to good conscience”: The Courts of Justice Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.43, s. 25.

[16]  In short, the court embodies the foundations of access to justice: informality, affordability, timely resolution, accessibility for self-represented people and active judicial engagement. By providing access to justice, the court has an important role in the administration of justice for the province.


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