Helping You Help Yourself

 

In addition to the conventional practice, we provide support to self-represented litigants. In fact, we are one of the first and few law firms in Canada that offer services to self-represented litigants.

 

  1. Take a course: we have created You Counsel, which provides practical legal guidance through online courses.
  2. Post a Question/comment/experience: we have created youcounselforums where you can post a question or learn from the growing knowledge-base.
  3. Consultation by the minute: This applies when you have not retained us, but have basic questions that can be answered in a few minutes. You can sign up at Clarity for free and book a consultation  for $5.83/minute. We are amongst a handful of law firms across Canada that provide consultation by the minute because we understand our clients’ needs.
  4. Consultation by the hour: this is the usual legal consultation that you book for at least an hour directly with our  firm. To schedule a consultation, you can call us at 416.228.2057 or send an email to amer@formativelaw.ca or natasha@formativelaw.ca.
  5. Phone/skype/email: The majority of our advice to clients is through phone, Skype or email, but you are welcome to  visit us in person if you prefer.

Browse our Recent Lectures

Self-Represent

  • Negotiating Employment Contracts in Canada – 5 Things You Must Know [video]

    Full-time employment with one company for your entire life is no longer a reality. Most Canadians will go through at least 7 to 9 jobs in their lifetime. Therefore, understanding what goes in your employment contract is essential. This lecture explains in easy terms five basic things you must know about negotiating an employment contract.

  • Protecting Termination Rights for Boomers – 3 Things You Must Know [video]

    Restructuring of companies has a significant adverse impact on the employment of baby boomers. How do boomers protect and preserve their termination rights? This lecture provides three simple answers. This lecture is taught by Amer Mushtaq, LL.B., M. Engineering , B.Sc. (Hons.), who is the Principal and Founder of Formative LLP.   Through his YouTube channel,

  • Motions in Ontario Civil Courts – For Beginners [video]

    This lecture explains the basic concept of a motion in a civil proceeding: what is a motion, when do you bring one, common types of motions, how motions are heard, etc. This lecture is taught by Amer Mushtaq, LL.B., M. Engineering , B.Sc. (Hons.), who is the Principal and Founder of Formative LLP.   Through his

  • Statement of Defense in a Civil Action in Ontario – Basics for Beginners [video]

    We have provided a series of lecture on the topic of commencing a civil action in Ontario. This lecture specifically deals with drafting and service of a statement of defence and explains the basic concepts in an easy-to-understand language. This lecture is taught by Amer Mushtaq, LL.B., M. Engineering , B.Sc. (Hons.), who is the Principal

  • Temporary Lay-off in Ontario: Essentials You Must Know [video]

    This lecture explains the basic principles regarding the law of temporary lay-off of employees in Ontario. It explains when an employee can be temporarily laid off and the limits on the time period of the layoff. It also explains when a temporary lay-off automatically becomes a termination. This lecture is taught by Amer Mushtaq, LL.B.,

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