Joan Kosmenko
Scope of Practice

S.A.B.S. (Statutory Accident Benefit Schedule)
  Automobile accident insurance claims

Small Claims Court
   Ontario Court of Justice

Provincial Offences Act
  (Ontario Court of Justice)

 a. Highway Traffic Act
  b. Compulsory Automobile Insurance Act
  c. Liquor License Act
  d. Trespass to Property Act
  e. Environmental  Act
  f. Occupational Health and Safety Act
  g. Blind Persons Rights Act
  h. Municipal Bylaws (smoking, heat for
      home, animals, snow removal)

Criminal Law
  a. Summary Conviction Offences
  b. Hybrid Offences where Crown has elected
      to proceed by Summary Conviction Offence

Administrative Law
(Tribunals, Agencies , Commissions
and Boards)

c. Landlord and Tenant Board
d. Ontario Human Rights Commission
e. Social Benefits Tribunal
f. Ontario Municipal Board
g. Ontario Labor Relations Board
h. Alcohol and Gaming Commission
   appeal tribunal
j. Ontario Parole and Earned Release Board
k. Consent and Capacity Board

Paralegal Regulation

With the passage of the Access to Justice Act, 2006, paralegals are now regulated by the Law Society of Upper Canada.

As a paralegal is a regulated professional they must have a licence registered with the Law Society of Upper Canada, as well as “errors and omissions” insurance.

In addition, paralegals must adhere to a code of professional conduct and are the subject to discipline for breach thereof.
Effective July 1, 2010, only those paralegals graduating from an accredited paralegal program in Ontario are eligible to enter the licensing process as a paralegal candidate.

Been Involved in an
Automobile Accident?
car accident
Did You Know?
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Small Claims Court

Effective January 1, 2010, the monetary amount increased from $10,000.00 to $25,000.00.
Law is not about what you know, it’s about what you can prove, so the best approach for settling a dispute or collecting a debt owing in court is by having credible documentation to back up your story.
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Basic Steps of a Criminal Court Case
Criminal Law is about punishment not monetary compensation, which is a civil matter.
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Psychological Studies on Shoplifting and Kleptomania
Shoplifting is clearly a psychological issue for many people. It’s about people struggling with their own personal conflicts and needs.

Statutory Accident Benefits Coverage is provided by law under insurance policies in Ontario. The regulations (Statutory Accident Benefits Schedule or SABS) are provincially mandated: therefore,
the coverage provided is standard across the Province.

Statutory Accident Benefits provide compensation, regardless of fault, if the driver, passengers, or pedestrians suffer injury or death resulting from an automobile accident.

An accident involving injury or property damage must be reported within 7 days; otherwise, your insurance company may not honor the claim.

It is important to note that if accident is involved with a vehicle from outside Ontario, accident benefit coverage does not apply unless the insurer of the out-of-province vehicle has signed an agreement with Ontario.

Lost your accident report? You can obtain a copy
for $12.00 from the following website:


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