Small Claims Court

The Small Claims Court, a division of the Superior Court of Justice, was created to help people resolve their minor disputes concerning money and personal property. On January 1st, 2020 the limit for Small Claims Court was increased from $25,000 to $35,000, allowing individuals and businesses to proceed with more claims, in a simple and inexpensive way. In Ontario, licensed paralegals are authorised to provide representation in all matters falling within the jurisdiction of the Small Claims Court.

AVB Paralegal Services can advocate on your behalf in Small Claims Court regarding your legal matters. We are experienced in matters relating to contract disputes, employment law (i.e. wrongful dismissal), unpaid invoices/accounts, construction/contractor disputes, damage to property and many other issues. Typically, we charge flat fees that are lower than lawyers’, which will help reduce your legal expenses.

Landlord and Tenant Board

Residential tenancy disputes are dealt with by an Administrative Tribunal called the Landlord and Tenant Board. Disputes between parties are decoded by hearings which are very much like trials, and decisions are made by Adjudicators similar to those made by Judges. AVB Paralegal Services is authorized to act as your legal representatives at the Board.

A Landlord may file an application at the Landlord and Tenant Board for non-payment of rent, late rent payment, damages, illegal acts, breach of quiet enjoyment and/or harassment, and pursue eviction. A Tenant may file an application about Tenant Rights, Maintenance, for a Rent Reduction, etc.

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant you need an experienced licensed paralegal who will be able to properly assess and present the law and facts to the Landlord and Tenant Board. You need an expert on your side.

Immigration and Refugee Board

Paralegals licensed by the Law Society can appear before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) to represent clients in IRB hearing and provide legal services on matters related to IRB hearings, such as:

  • Refugee Protection Applications 
  • Admissibility Hearings
  • Detention Hearings 
  • Immigration Appeals
  • Refugee Appeal Division Appeal Hearings

A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his/her home country due to fear of war, violence or prosecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, political opinion or membership in a social group. AVB Paralegal Services will represent you during the process of applying for refugee status in Canada.

Traffic Tickets

AVB Paralegal Services is your solution to fighting traffic tickets in the GTA. In Ontario, paralegals can provide professional legal representation to drivers charged with traffic violations under the Ontario Highway Traffic Act. Some of these offences include:

  • Speeding
  • Careless driving
  • Racing or stunt driving
  • Red light
  • Fail to yield
  • Disobeying stop sign
  • Driving while under suspension
  • Insurance violations

Our team will provide you with the best possible legal assistance for the best possible outcome.

Commissioner for Oaths

AVB Paralegal Services provides Commissioners of Oaths Services. Commissioner for Oaths is a person who has the power to administer an oath to another person, takes and receives affidavits, declarations, and affirmations. The following includes but is not limited to the forms that our Commissioner of Oaths can sign:

  • Affidavits
  • Consent letter for traveling with a child commonly referred to as a travel document
  • Election to change of name of child, under the age of 12
  • Statutory declaration by an applicant to correct an error in registration
  • Legal name change application
  • Insurance claims
  • Common law status affidavits
  • Vehicle ownership transfers
  • Special invitations to family members overseas
  • Single status certificate
  • Statement of Conscience or Religious Belief Immunization of School Pupils Act
  • Professional Accreditation Applications