The Self-Represented and the Legal Coach

Many people are now choosing to represent themselves in court, but they may lack confidence or have difficulty knowing where to start. You have a right to be self-represented in your legal matter.  Most people are better educated now than they were 30 years ago.  Tools like the internet can…

Common Mistakes in Financial Statements for BC Family Court

Financial Statements can be intimidating.  For most people, this is the first time they have to swear an affidavit.  The key thing to remember is to be honest.  If you do not know the answer to a question, say so. They other thing to remember is that a Financial Statement…

B.C. Unveils On-Line Alternative to Court

On Tuesday March 10, 2015, Attorney General Suzanne Anton announced that the B.C. Government is introducing a new on-line program to help settle disputes involving small claims (up to $25,000), including personal injury cases, contract disputes, debt, and strata issues for owners and tenants. The new program, which would be…

A Grinder, Canadian Tire, and A Personal Injury

A Kamloops personal injury case exhibits the dangers in pursuing legal services from unqualified representatives. When Mr. Pavlovic, of Kamloops B.C. decided to sue Canadian Tire after he sustained lacerations from operating a grinder that “exploded” on him, he hired the services of Ms. Jobbagy, with Ardon Bay Industries-Pacific Credit Services (“Pacific…

Top 10 Ways To Reduce Your Legal Bill

Legal bills can be expensive.  Here’s what you can do to help reduce potential costs when you need a lawyer: Making the most of your lawyer 1. Don’t wait too long to hire a lawyer, or the problems might get a lot more difficult (and expensive) to solve later on. 2….

Hiring a Lawyer: How Can I Pay For A Lawyer?

Many people have misconceptions about hiring a lawyer. They  think hiring a lawyer will cost them more than they can afford. They may feel intimidated by the legal process, and uncertain about how to proceed. Their fear limits their ability to be good consumers. Many people spend more time at the…