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Small Claims Court E-Filing

If you are filing a claim for a fixed amount of money (e.g. a debt owed to you under a contract) in small claims court, you can now file your claim online through the new small claims court e-filing service. You can file a claim in small claims court without setting foot in a courthouse.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Superior Court of Justice

The Superior Court of Justice website has information about its activities, locations and schedules, and what is involved in going to court for parties, witnesses, and jurors. There is also a section on who provides legal assistance in Ontario and how to access it.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Where Else to Go For Help (Hastings, Prince Edward and Lennox & Addington Counties)

This chart has referral information to sources of help for a variety of legal problems including where to get help with birth certificates, registering a complaint against various professionals, small claims court, debt problems, family law matters, business incorporation, income tax, powers of attorney, traffic offences, and many other legal issues.

Available in:

English

Format:

Booklet/PDF

Produced/Updated In:

2018

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Audio recordings of NSRLP’s primers for self-represented litigants

The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has made audio recordings of their popular primers for self-represented litigants. Titles of the two recordings are:

Available in:

English

Format:

Audio

Produced/Updated In:

2017

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Canada’s System of Justice

This publication offers a general description of the Canadian justice system. It explains what the law is, why laws are needed, and where Canada’s legal system comes from. It includes a section on the role of the public in ensuring that the law works properly and that justice is done.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2005, 2017

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Criminal Language Rights Tip Sheet

This tip sheet is part of the Seamless Access to Justice in French Pilot Project final report and has information on these topics:

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Guilty pleas

This LawFacts resource answers questions about guilty pleas, including facts you should know before considering pleading guilty to a criminal charge.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Infographic: What to do before your first appearance at criminal court

Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) has prepared an infographic that explains what you can expect at your first appearance. There is both an infographic and a text version of the information. 

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Justice System

This section of the Canadian Superior Court Judges Association web site includes information about the rule of law, the role of the courts, criminal and civil law, the source of our law, the structure of the courts, and courts and the constitution.

Available in:

English, Français

Format:

Web

Produced/Updated In:

2017

Legal Advice for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Ontario’s ILA Pilot Program

Recorded on May 25, 2017 – This webinar in the Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) series reviews the pilot program that provides free independent legal advice (ILA), for survivors of recent and older cases of sexual assault.  This webinar covers who can get free legal advice and what questions a lawyer can help with.

Available in:

English

Produced by:

METRAC

Format:

Webinar

Produced/Updated In:

2017