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Small Claims Court

People go to small claims court for a variety of reasons, the most common of which are: claims for money owed under an agreement (i.e.: unpaid rent or loans) and claims for property damage (i.e.: clothing damaged by a dry cleaner, personal injuries, breach of contract).

Types of Law

Are you facing a legal issue or dispute? Not sure what type of lawyer you need?

Here is a list of the main types of law and some of the key issues involved from commercial law to family law.

Notaries in Quebec

Unique within Canada, the role of notaries is Quebec is stipulated in Quebec’s civil law model. A notary is a legal profession specifically authorized to confer authenticity to acts and contracts which he/she has drawn up in due form of law, and to advise persons who seek his/her professional advice. 

How Much Will a Lawyer Cost?

Will hiring a lawyer cost an arm and a leg? It depends on what you’re hiring them to do and how long it will take. The rate can be anywhere from $50 to $1,000 per hour. Some lawyers may charge a flat fee or contingency rate as well.

Driving Tickets

Driving tickets can often cost more than simply the fine attached to the ticket itself. Demerit points are added to your license, which can lead to suspension of your license. Your insurance rates can also go up considerably. In extreme cases of excessive speed, or dangerous driving, your license can be instantly suspended.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid is available in every province and territory in Canada.

It offers support to low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families in legal trouble. Legal Aid clients are issued certificates that can be used to obtain services from affiliated local lawyers.

Immigration Lawyers

Immigration lawyers offer many services to people coming to the country as immigrants. This includes thousands who request refugee status. Some of these services include:

  • Explaining your rights under Canadian law and the protections you may have as a refugee
  • Helping you prepare the paperwork you need to immigrate or make a refugee claim
  • Dealing with Canadian authorities on your behalf