Lawyers are expensive. But often people have a dispute that needs to be fixed but can’t afford a decent lawyer to help them because the amount owed could be less than what they would spend on a lawyer. Ontario’s Small Claims Court is supposed to be there for the people to argue their case without a lawyer and still get justice.
The rules and procedures of the Small Claims Court are intended to be straightforward and flexible. They can be found online and are straightforward and self-explanatory. Despite this, the process can still be intimidating. The truth is representing yourself in Small Claims Court is challenging, but it is doable with a little work.
At Millars Law, we want people to keep their money if they don’t have to hire a lawyer. In many cases, Small Claims Court allows you to try to resolve the issue without a lawyer.
A self-represented party can find themselves opposite a lawyer or paralegal and that can be scary. The Deputy Judges sometimes actually help self-represented people and make it less scary. We have seen people soundly defeat lawyers and paralegals in Small Claims Court. But always keep in mind that when the stakes are high you need to hire the right lawyer, not just any lawyer. Visit our website to read how to hire a lawyer without being intimidated by fancy offices.
To learn more about Millars Law contact us today. Choose Millars Law when you can’t afford to lose.