What is a paralegal and what do they do?

The most common areas in which people use paralegal services are landlord/tenant, collection, foreclosure, investigation, resolution services, and more..

Paralegals are legal agents who can perform many legal services for you and appear as your advocate in certain courts, the Immigration/Refugee Board,before the Provincial Offenses Courts and Small Claims Courts on your behalf.

Going to court is a very expensive proposition at the best of times. Paralegals can help you reduce litigation costs and problems while saving you money.

Paralegal have experience in the proper presentation of evidence in court and advocacy, negotiation, mediation and arbitration skills.  They are skilled in legal research and legal writing which together with their actual court and tribunal appearances equip them to assist you with your matter.  They are very conversant with the ever changing rules, procedures and court forms in their areas of practice.

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