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 [email protected] or [email protected].
  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

  • 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.,

  • Steps for Scheduling a Motion in an Ontario Superior Court [video]

    This lecture outlines the steps a party must take to schedule a motion date in an Ontario Superior Court. For those unfamiliar with the scheduling process, these steps could be complex and daunting. This lecture simplifies those steps and points towards the resources that can provide additional guidance to parties based on their jurisdiction. This

  • Starting a Human Rights Application in Ontario [video]

    This lecture provides a basic overview of the application process respecting human rights matters in Ontario. 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, YouCounsel, Amer shares practical advice from his years of legal experience to help

  • Small Claims in Ontario – 5 Basic Steps [video]

    This lecture provides an overview of the basic steps in a small claims court in Ontario. 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, YouCounsel, Amer shares practical advice from his years of legal experience to help

  • Sharing Personal Medical Information – Employee’s Rights and Obligations [video]

    What are the circumstances in which the employee is required to share personal medical information with the employer? What is the extent of the sharing of personal medical information? These basic concepts are addressed in this lecture. This lecture is taught by Amer Mushtaq, LL.B., M. Engineering , B.Sc. (Hons.), who is the Principal and Founder

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