Civil Litigation

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has jurisdiction over lawsuits where the amount claimed is over $35,000.

Are you suing someone for damages after a car accident? You want to stop someone from spreading rumors about you? You just found out about a hidden defect in your house and want to know your options? The Superior Court of Justice handles any claim or action for the payment of money or the recovery of property where the amount claimed exceeds $35,000.

The Centre can help you understand the rules and procedures of the Superior Court of Justice if you intend to sue an individual or a business for the payment of money, to obtain a remedy for harm caused, or to recover property that belongs to you.

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The Ottawa Legal Information Centre

The Centre offers a free 30-minute meeting with a lawyer to any Ontario resident or any person faced with a legal issue in Ontario.

The Centre’s services are confidential and offered in person or by telephone, in French and in English. There are no admissibility criteria. A person can visit the Centre more than one time depending on their needs.

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1-844-343-7462 | 613-842-7462

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Due to the pandemic, our services are available by telephone and videoconference only. Call us (1-844-343-7462) or make an appointment online.
Days A.M. P.M. Evening
Monday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Tuesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Wednesday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm 5 pm to 6 pm
Thursday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Friday 9 am to 12 pm Closed Closed