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Are you facing legal action and wish to represent yourself in an Ontario court without the services of a lawyer? Scroll down to view a legal information video and practical resources that will help you prepare your case before going to court:

The Ontario Small Claims Court 

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice

The Family Court of Ontario


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Small Claims Court is where you can sue a person for money, goods or services up to $35,000. This court offers faster, simpler and less expensive procedures than other courts.

video small claims ontario

 

Click on image to access video (duration: 37:34)

In support of the video: Actors | Steps | Practical Resources

 

Contact the Ontario Legal Information Centre for a free 30-minute legal information meeting.


ontario superior court


The Ontario Superior Court of Justice can hear cases in all areas of the law except those that are specifically assigned to other courts. The Ontario Superior Court of Justice hears most civil cases as well as the most serious criminal cases.

video superior court ontario

 

Click on image to access video (duration: 36:23)

In support of the video: Actors | Steps | Practical Resources

 

Contact the Ontario Legal Information Centre for a free 30-minute legal information meeting.


family court ontario


Under federal law, the Superior Court of Justice has exclusive jurisdiction over all cases of divorce and division of property, while under provincial law, child protection and adoption cases must be heard in the Ontario Court of Justice. Both courts preside over child and spousal support cases as well as child custody and access cases.

video family ontario

 

Click on image to access video (duration: 40:08)

In support of the video: Actors | Steps | Practical Resources

 

Contact the Ontario Legal Information Centre for a free 30-minute legal information meeting.

 


 

This project was made possible through funding from the Community Foundation of Ottawa. 

 

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