Professional Paralegal Services

PROFESSIONAL LITIGATION ADVOCACY

Hiring a legal representative can be confusing. Going through the legal system can take a toll on a person both emotionally and financially.  Gain clarity, understanding, answers and peace of mind.  Let's discuss your legal issues, evaluate all your options and find the best one for you and your individual needs. 

It is important you feel confident when it comes to your paralegal services.  Deborah K Shewman is  committed to invest the time and energy necessary to keep you informed of the progress of your legal matter.  She is dedicated to provide high quality, confidential, professional service to you through consultation, analysis, and implementation of affordable legal solutions.

Paralegals are licensed and regulated by the Law Society of Ontario - the same organization that regulates lawyers on behalf of the public.  The Law Society oversees paralegals and lawyers to ensure they provide competent services to the public.

After obtaining her diploma for Law Clerk, Deborah K Shewman worked as a senior litigation law clerk in Toronto for over 12 years in the areas of personal injury, professional negligence, medical malpractice, criminal and civil litigation, account collections and small claims court.  Her knowledge, past experience, professionalism, and personal attributes are assets for all of her clients. 

Deborah K Shewman is licensed and a member in good standing of the Law Society and carries errors and omissions insurance.

Serving Greater Sudbury & surrounding areas. Call now for your free 30 minute consultation.

 

Areas of Service

OFFERING A WIDE RANGE OF PARALEGAL SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS, AS WELL AS FREELANCE PARALEGAL SERVICES TO LAWYERS AND PARALEGALS

 

SCOPE OF PRACTICE

PUBLIC SERVICES

  • Small Claims Court

  • Administrative Agencies, Boards, Commissions & Tribunals

  • Provincial Offences

  • Highway Traffic Act Offences

  • Summary Conviction Criminal Offences

  • Labour/Employment Law

  • Enforcement of Judgments

  • Contracts

  • Commissioning Documents

FREELANCE PARALEGAL SERVICES

HELPING YOU WITH YOUR BUSY PRACTICE

  • Temporary In-house Legal Assistance

  • Drafting or Preparing Legal Documents

  • Legal Research

  • Special Projects or Piecework

  • Preparing Reports, Summaries & Briefs

  • Interviewing Witnesses and Taking Affidavits

  • Assignment Court

  • Judgment Debtor Examinations

  • Agent Representation within Paralegal Scope of Practice

Small Claims Court

IF YOU HAVE BEEN SUED OR WISH TO PURSUE AN ACTION IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT, DEBORAH K SHEWMAN IS COMMITTED TO GETTING THE JOB DONE PROFESSIONALLY AND EFFICIENTLY.  YOU CAN RELY ON CONFIDENTIAL AND INFORMED SERVICE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

 

The monetary jurisdiction of Small Claims Court is $25,000.00 not including costs and interest

DEBORAH K SHEWMAN WILL STRIVE TO NEGOTIATE SETTLEMENT WITHIN YOUR EXPECTATIONS BEFORE INCURRING THE EXPENSE OF A TRIAL

PARALEGAL SERVICES INCLUDE

  • Review your case including gathering all pertinent information and documentation

  • Review applicable law and precedents and advise you of your legal options

  • Draft issue and serve your pleadings

  • Serve any other necessary legal documents on all parties

  • Represent you at pretrials and settlement conferences

  • Negotiate with all parties with a view to settlement

  • Prepare for and attend your case at trial

SOME EXAMPLES OF SMALL CLAIMS COURT ACTIONS:

Breach of Contract - Such as contractor non-preformance

Personal Injury - Such as slip and fall or dog bite

Product Liability and Consumer Protection

Libel & Slander

Wrongful Dismissal

Property Damage

Unpaid Debts

Administrative Agencies, Boards, Commissions & Tribunals

THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 500 PROVINCIAL AND FEDERAL ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES IN ONTARIO WHERE A PARALEGAL MAY REPRESENT YOU.

 

SOME GOVERNMENT ADJUDICATIVE BODIES INCLUDE

Landlord & Tenant Board
Workplace Safety Insurance Board
Workplace Safety Appeals Tribunal
Human Rights Tribunal
Human Rights Commission
Health Professions Appeal and Review Board
Ontario Municipal Board
Municipal Planning Boards
Social Benefits Tribunal
Canada Pension Appeals
Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
Labour Board of Ontario
Immigration & Refuge Board

LANDLORD & TENANT BOARD

Prepare, serve and file all notices, applications and defences with the Landlord and Tenant Board


Research applicable law

Prepare evidence for hearings

Represent you at mediation, settlement negotiations, and hearings

SOME EXAMPLES OF MATTERS BEFORE THE LANDLORD AND TENANT BOARD INCLUDE

Rent Arrears & Persistently Late Rent Payments

Rent Increase

Eviction

Interference with Reasonable Enjoyment

Illegal Acts

Repairs and Maintenance

WORKPLACE SAFETY INSURANCE BOARD AND 

WORKPLACE SAFETY APPEALS TRIBUNAL

If you have been injured on the job Deborah K Shewman can help you navigate the system to ensure your rights are in tact, at both the WSIB and WSAT stages.  If you feel you are not getting the benefits you're entitled to, ask about having her take on your matter on a contingency basis.

SOME BENEFITS YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO INCLUDE

Loss of Earnings

Health Care and Medical Costs

Drug Benefits

Non-Economic Loss

Loss of Retirement Income

Future Economic Loss

Return to Work and Re-Integration

HUMAN RIGHTS

The Human Rights Code is a law that recognizes the dignity and worth of every person.  The Code gives every person the right to equal treatment and equal opportunities in five social areas

  • Employment

  • Housing

  • Goods, Services and Facilities

  • Contracts

  • Membership in trade and vocational associations

The Code protects people from being discriminated against or harassed based on the following grounds

Race, Colour, Ancestry or Place of Origin

Citizenship, Creed, or Ethnic Origin

Age, Family Status or Marital Status

Disability

Sex, including Sexual Harassment, and Pregnancy 

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

Receipt of Public Assistance (only to claims about housing)

Record of Offences (only to claims about employment)

IMMIGRATION & REFUGEE BOARD

Paralegals licensed by the Law Society may represent a client before the Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) and may provide legal services to clients for matters relating to an IRB hearing.

Affordable, Quality Legal Solutions

Provincial Offences

AS YOUR REPRESENTATIVE DEBORAH K SHEWMAN WILL ADVISE YOU OF ALL POTENTIAL DEFENCES; FILE YOUR NOTICE OF INTENTION; REQUEST AND REVIEW DISCLOSURE; NEGOTIATE A RESOLUTION OR PLEA BARGAIN; ATTEND AT COURT ON YOUR BEHALF TO ENTER A PLEA; AND REPRESENT YOU IN YOUR DEFENCE AT THE TRIAL.

 

HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT OFFENCES

SOME COMMON HIGHWAY TRAFFIC ACT OFFENCES 

CARELESS DRIVING

USING A CELLPHONE WHILE DRIVING

FAILURE TO STOP AT A STOP SIGN

DRIVING WITHOUT INSURANCE

ILLEGAL TURNS AND LANE CHANGES

DRIVING WHILE YOUR LICENCE IS UNDER SUSPENSION

SPEEDING, STUNT DRIVING OR RACING

SEAT BELT VIOLATIONS

COMMERCIAL DRIVERS (CVOR)

OTHER PROVINCIAL OFFENCES

OTHER PROVINCIAL ACTS IN ONTARIO HAVE THEIR OWN OFFENCES LISTED, ALL OF WHICH DEBORAH SHEWMAN MAY REPRESENT YOU.  SOME OF THESE ACTS INCLUDE

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY ACT

DOG OWNERS LIABILITY ACT

MUNICIPAL BY-LAWS

TRESPASS TO PROPERTY ACT

FISH AND WILDLIFE CONSERVATION ACT

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT AND

COMPULSORY AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE ACT

Pleading guilty may affect your demerit points and/or your insurance rates.

Summary Conviction Criminal Offences

SUMMARY OFFENCES ARE THE LESSER CRIMINAL OFFENCES WITH A PENALTY OF A FINE OF NO MORE THAN $5,000.00 AND A TERM OF IMPRISONMENT OF 6 MONTHS OR LESS

 

AS YOUR LEGAL REPRESENTATIVE

DEBORAH K SHEWMAN WILL:

Advise you of all potential defences; Request and review disclosure; Prepare Charter applications; Attend bail hearings; Advocate bail or probation variations; Attend pre-trial hearings; Negotiate a resolution or plea bargain; Attend court and represent your defence at trial; and Negotiate sentencing

Some Summary Conviction Criminal Offences Include: 
Disorderly Conduct; Trespassing;
Theft, Mischief, and Fraud under $5,000.00;
Harassing phone calls; Causing a distrubance
Possession of a weapon in public;
Possession of an ilicit substance

Enforcement of Judgments

THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT WILL ENFORCE JUDGMENTS OR ORDERS FROM THE SMALL CLAIMS COURT OR ANY TRIBUNAL

 

OBTAINING OR VARYING A 
DEFAULT JUDGMENT

ALWAYS PREPARED

Outstanding Accounts

NSF Cheques

Breach of Contract

Outstanding Judgments and Orders

ENFORCING ORDERS & JUDGMENTS FROM A COURT OR TRIBUNAL

GETTING WHAT YOUR'E OWED

Garnishing Wages or Bank Accounts
Writs of Seizure & Sale (Land and Personal Property)
Judgment Debtor Examinations
Construction Liens

Other Services

 
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LABOUR/EMPLOYMENT LAW

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Wrongful Dismissal
Employment Standards
Occupational Health & Safety
Workplace Equity
Termination & Severance

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CONTRACTS & AGREEMENTS

ATTENTION TO DETAIL

Employment Agreements
Promissory Notes
Lease Agreements
Contract Interpretation
Contract Defects
Breach of Contract & Remedies

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COMMISSIONING DOCUMENTS

INTEGRITY

Swearing Oaths & Affidavits
Ministry Documents
Travel Forms

Hearing From You

When you're in need of a dependable Paralegal, don’t hesitate. Contact Deborah K Shewman.  Leave a message briefly describing your legal issue.

(705) 919-8329

 

OPENING HOURS

SERVING GREATER SUDBURY AND SURROUNDING AREAS
I WILL COME TO YOU, PROVIDING PERSONAL LEGAL SERVICES

Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 2pm
Sun: Closed

 

Deborah K Shewman, Licensed Paralegal

(705) 919-8329

©2018 BY DEBORAH K SHEWMAN, LICENSED PARALEGAL

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