How a Paralegal Can Help You

HUMAN RIGHTS
human rights

If you believe you have experienced discrimination or harassment, you may be able to file an application with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HRTO). The HRTO resolves claims of discrimination and harassment brought under theHuman Rights Code, a law that protects people in Ontario from discrimination and harassment in five areas:

The Code prohibits discrimination and harassment on any of the following grounds:

Human Rights is a complex area of law which requires a thorough understanding of the Ontario Human Rights Code along with the practice and procedures of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.

  • Contracts
  • Employment
  • Accommodation (housing)
  • Goods, services and facilities
  • Membership in trade and vocational associations

The Code prohibits discrimination and harassment on any of the following grounds:

  • Race, Colour, Ancestry, Creed, and Place of Origin
  • Citizenship, Ethnic origin and Disability
  • Sex, including sexual harassment and pregnancy
  • Age, Marital status, Family status, and Gender expression)
  • Gender identity, and Sexual orientation
  • Receipt of public assistance (Applies only to claims about housing.)
  • Record of offences (Applies only to claims about employment and to criminal convictions for which you have received a pardon.)

It is extremely difficult to navigate this area of law as a self represented individual. We will provide professional assistance you can count on.

LANDLORD AND TENANT
tenants disputes

Disputes between landlords and tenants take many forms. We provide guidance and representation before the Landlord. We will assist you and examine the terms of any rental agreement in place. Being professionally advised of your rights as either a tenant or a landlord can help avoid frustration and save quality time.

When navigating a dispute with your landlord or your tenant, the rights and obligations of both can become quite confusing and unclear. We take care to ensure that you understand your rights and obligations while protecting your interests fully allowed by law.

Under the Statutory Accident Schedule (SABS)

AJ Murray Legal Services will assist clients

  • Eviction
  • Harassment
  • Maintenance and Repairs
  • Security Deposits
  • Termination of a lease agreement
  • Non-Payment of rent
  • Rent Increase and Extra Fees
  • Vital Services
  • False Information
  • Suite Meters

If you are unclear about your rights and obligations as a residential landlord or a tenant, or there is a current dispute between the two parties, contact AJ Murray Legal Services for legal advice and representation. We will advance your rights and interests.

SMALL CLAIMS COURT
debt recovery

Whether you wish to sue someone in Small Claims Court or you are being sued, we are able to provide you with effective representation.

We will draft your Plaintiff’s Claim or Defence and provide counsel for your settlement conference, trial, motions, or any other proceedings, including examination hearings.

Best possible outcome in a wide range of Small Claims Court matters including:

This court handles any action for the payment of money or the recovery of personal property where the amount claimed does not exceed $35,000, excluding interest and costs such as court fees.

  • Employment Disputes
  • Negligence
  • Damage to Property
  • Defamation
  • Breach of Contract
  • Fraudulent Misrepresentation

In Ontario, the Small Claims Court are meant to facilitate an easier and less expensive way to resolve disputes, than in the higher courts.

PROVINCIAL OFFENCES
provincial offenses

AJ Murray Legal Services will advocate for your rights should you be faced with legal issues pertaining to provincial offenses or offenses against municipal by-laws. We will provide guidance and represent you in the Ontario Court.

Justice for matters pertaining to any of the following:

If you have a matter to be heard before the Ontario Court of Justice or you simply need advice and guidance, please so not delay, contact us as soon as possible for a confidential consultation.

  • Traffic Offences – Speeding, Careless Driving, Stunt driving, Tickets, ect.
  • Compulsory Automobile Insurance
  • Issues involving Liquor Licence
  • Trespass to Property
  • Environmental Protection
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Blind Persons Rights
  • Dog Bites
  • Consumer Protection
  • Municipal By-Laws (excessive noise, animal control, garbage disposal, ect.)
EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR RELATIONS
employment law

The Employment and Standards Act is a law that sets minimum standards in most Ontario workplaces, such as minimum wage and limits on hours of work. There are special rules and exemptions which apply to certain employees.

This area of law can be quite complex and it is generally recommended that you seek professional legal advice when faced with matters of this nature.

Employment and labour relations which may pertain to the following:

AJ Murray legal services operates as a facilitator for those who may be confused with respect to what their rights are or what the minimum standards are for the employer.

  • Workplace Safety and Insurance
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals
  • Ontario Labour Relations- Violation of non-unionized worker’s rights

We will provide advice, guidance and representation while safeguarding your interests.

PARDON AND RECORD SUSPENSION
pardon Tickets

We all make mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes are serious enough to prevent us from moving on with various aspects of our lives. At AJ Murray Legal Services, we will work closely with you to help you reach your full potential through an application for a record suspension, otherwise known as a pardon.

If your criminal record is preventing you from moving on with various aspects of your life, we will help you. You do not need to be hindered from obtaining that job you want or from travelling freely. Contact us and get the process started as soon as possible.

STATUTORY ACCIDENTS BENEFITS SCHEDULE (SABS)
legal specialty services

If you or a family member have been hurt by a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to claim accident benefits under your motor vehicle insurance policy. Statutory accident benefits (which is also referred to as “no fault-benefits”), are statutory benefits provided to persons in Ontario injured by the use or operation of a motor vehicle. They are governed by the Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule, which is a regulation made under the Insurance Act of Ontario.

Under the Statutory Accident Schedule:

AJ Murray Legal Services will assist clients who has insurance related matters.

  • Income Replacement
  • Dependent Care
  • Caregiver
  • Housekeeping
  • Medical
  • Rehabilitation
  • Attendant Care
  • Other expenses

In the event that a claim has already been initiated and an individual’s Accident Benefits have been terminated, we will review the file and fight for re-instatement. Drivers, passengers, pedestrians or family members of a person who is injured may all have a claim and will also be assisted.