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.

Notary Public

AVB Paralegal Services offers Notary Public Services in Toronto and North York. Our services include the notarization and certification of documents. A notary public has all the powers of a Commissioner of Oath, and can also verify that signatures, marks and copies of documents are true or genuine. The following includes but is not limited to the documents that we notarize:

  • Affidavits 
  • Certified True Copy
  • Sworn Declarations 
  • Statutory Declaration
  • Common Law Declaration
  • Custodian Declaration
  • Consent to Travel
  • Invitation Letters
  • Single Status Certificate
  • Professional Accreditation Applications

We are fluent in English, Ukrainian, and Russian. We notarize the documents in the Russian and Ukrainian languages for submission to the Consulate General of Ukraine, Consulate General of the Russian Federation, Consulate of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and Consulate of the Republic of Belarus.