Self-represented litigants are not limited to only lawyers and paralegals for help. There are other non-lawyer resources that litigants have access to for assistance.
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Swift Action can help self-representated litigants in Small Claims Court with precedent case-packs to help with certain disputes. This can be great way to get your case off the ground. If you find at any time during the proceeding you could use a bit of additional support, you can optionally contact one of our civil litigation lawyers. Please check out Swift Action at www.swiftaction.ca
My Support Calculator
Family law litigants should also check out My Support Calculator. This is an online calculator that allows you to calculate child and spousal support. The website is also a great source of information on family litigation, such as how to complete you financial statement, and what documents you need to gather for your case.