Landlord/Tenant Matters – Please note that we represent tenants only in these matters. We deal with issues that arise under the Residential Tenancies Act such as, applications about maintenance, tenants rights, illegal damage deposits, etc. If you are living in an official University Residence we cannot assist you as the Residential Tenancies Act does not apply. Visit the Ontario Landlord and Tenant Board Website for their FAQs.
Criminal Matters – We handle summary conviction or hybrid matters proceeded with summarily of relatively minor nature where there is no possibility of jail time. You must not qualify for a Legal Aid Ontario Certificate and therefore have a Legal Aid Ontario Rejection letter. If your criminal matter is one of a more serious nature and you haven't done so already please contact Legal Aid Ontario. We do not represent client’s charged with domestic violence, or family members assaults or peace bonds regarding these matters.
Highway Traffic and Provincial Offences
Highway Traffic and Provincial Offences - These include, careless driving, speeding, improper turns, Liquor Licence Act offences, Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act offences, and Windsor Bylaw offences. View the Ministry of Transportation's website to see the Demerit Point System.
Small Claims Court
Small Claims – We handle wrongful dismissal and consumer protection matters where the amount of money being sought must be at least $1,000.00 and no more than $25,000.00. We do not handle personal injury cases. Visit the Ministry of the Attorney General's website for very useful information and guidance on Small Claims Matters.
Family Law - CLA will only assist in the following Ontario Court of Justice matters where the client is financially eligible, Custody and Access (Biological Parents Only), Child Support, Spousal Support, and Restraining Order. We do not handle cases that involve FRO Enforcement (Restraining Orders), CAS and Child Protection, Hardship Claims (Child Support), Property Division or Divorce (Division of property).
Other Legal Matters
Other legal matters: Commissioning & Notarizing - Do not sign the document! We need to witness your signature. $25 per notarial copy by appointment only. Please call 519.253.7150 to schedule an appointment. Currently notarial appointments are held on Fridays only.