When you need a helping hand, Caruso Legal Services is experienced and available to assist in a variety of matters on behalf of out of town counsel or others that are temporarily overburdened and are simply needing a matter covered as extra help.  Agency appearance assistance is available for:

The Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) where appearances by paralegals are permitted including certain Criminal Code proceedings as well as for Small Claims Court, and perhaps other things;

The Ontario Court of Justice for certain Criminal Code and Provincial Offences proceedings;

The Landlord Tenant BoardHuman Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and other tribunals as agencies, boards, and commissions.


Representation is available for:

The Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) where appearances by paralegals are permitted including certain Criminal Code proceedings as well as for Small Claims Court and other Provincial Matters.

The Ontario Court of Justice for certain Criminal Code and Provincial Offences proceedings; including The Landlord-Tenant Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, and other tribunals as agencies, boards, and commissions.

Why hire a Paralegal vs a Lawyer?

Well, a paralegal can represent you in the areas that they’re licensed to practice which is the Ontario court of justice for provincial offenses court or criminal court. If the charge is a summary, conviction charge. A summary conviction charge means an incarceration period of no more than six months.

You can in fact hire a lawyer. if you hire a lawyer to provide those services that a paralegal’s entitled to act on your behalf, you can expect to pay a more substantial amount than the fees that would be charged by a paralegal and a paralegal is qualified, licensed to represent you in that court.

So it’s very cost-effective to use a paralegal as opposed to a law firm or a sole practitioner lawyer.