Your Law: Paralegals

Paralegals can offer legal services in defined areas such as small claims court, traffic court, tribunal work and minor criminal matters. Julia Bass, of the Law Society and paralegals Michelle L. Haigh and Shelina Lalji explain how paralegals can help you understand the process in these matters.

Other resources to help you
Lawyers and Paralegals: Helping You With Your Legal Needs
To help you understand your options, the Law Society has produced the Lawyers and Paralegals: Helping You With Your Legal Needs brochure.

Lawyer and Paralegal Directory
The Lawyer and Paralegal Directory can help you find a specific paralegal, if you know his or her name. You can also use the directory to search by city.

Lawsuits and Disputes
Source: Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General (Justice Ontario initiative) This section contains information on contracts and torts, suing and being sued, how to I find a lawyer or a paralegal, the civil courts, mediation and arbitration, and landlord and tenant issues.

Tickets and Fines
Source: Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General (Justice Ontario initiative) This section contains information on what are tickets and fines, how to deal with them and explanations of what is printed on tickets.