A Handbook To Our Paralegal Services
One of the primary reasons people choose to work with paralegals is that they offer affordable, more efficient legal services. On the other hand, lawyers typically charge double or triple the rates of paralegals for the same task. At the same time, they aren’t always easily available. Paralegals specialize in several areas of the law and are legally permitted to assist clients in these areas. Some of these include Small Claims Court, enforcement of judgments, evictions, etc.
If you’d like to acquire the assistance of a paralegal in Toronto, ON, reach out to the experts at Sawicki Paralegal Services Professional Corporation. As licensed paralegals, we know the in’s and out’s of various legal processes and can help you with several of them. That said, we cannot control the government’s backlog and streamline your case to the first place. What we can help you with is:
1. Notary Public services
Effective as of August 1, 2020, the Notaries Act was amended to appoint Paralegals as notaries in the same manner that Lawyers are, by virtue of their office. This is a non-restrictive, life-time appointment.
2. Landlord and tenant board services
Our firm specializes in LTB (Landlord Tenant Board) related matters and represents private landlords, corporate landlords, Co-op’s and Non-Profits. We have been in the industry for twelve years and can represent you in simple and complex LTB related matters to ensure that rules and procedures are followed properly and used for success.
3. Lease agreements
We specialize in drafting lease agreements to protect your best interest. Since April 30, 2018, the government imposed a Standard Form Lease created by the Ministry of Housing to ensure protection to the public. Time and time again, we see landlords using basic one-page leases that fail to protect them and fails to protect tenants. Our firm creates leases to suit you and your tenants’ needs as required by law. Call us today at (416) 409-5057 to discuss your lease terms.
4. Small Claims Court
Our firm also specializes in Small Claims Court claims. The Court has civil jurisdiction over monetary claims up to $35,000 and provides an efficient and cost-effective forum for Ontarians like you to bring or defend these claims. The rules of the Small Claims Court provide for streamlined procedures so that cases can be determined at a lower cost and in less time for litigants than cases commenced in the Superior Court.
5. Retainer services
We offer annual retainer agreements to all clients. We are available on an “on-call” basis for a specified number of hours each week or month. Take advantage of this service as it provides you a reduced hourly rate for the security offered by being on retainer.
Three aspects to be aware of when choosing our services
a. Bring an ID: ID’s are required to confirm identity and signature. As we will be preparing legally binding documents for you, we need to be responsible and verify your details. If your details are incorrect or not genuine, the agreements, leases, and other documents we prepare for you stand invalid.
b. Submit fully executed lease agreements and or contracts: This refers to documents that are signed by all the parties involved. When they all provide their signature, they state that they agree to the terms and conditions mentioned in the document.
c. Provide additional documentation required and all relevant correspondence: Based on what we require, you will need to make arrangements for the same. Without this, we will not be able to offer you what you need on time or in the most effective capacity.
For more information on how our paralegal services work and what they include, reach out to us at Sawicki Paralegal Services Professional Corporation. We are here to help you avoid going to court by settling your legal matters professionally and affordably. Our services are priced competitively include the following but not limited to the areas of the law: Landlord and Tenant Board, Small Claims Court, highway traffic, enforcement of judgments, liens and writs, and eviction. We offer our services across Toronto, ON, and are happy to assist you in any way that we can. We give you as much time as you need to state your case and requirements. Following this, we will advise you about the best way forward and what you will need to do.