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Tip for Legal Students doing research for the first time

What is legal research?

Legal research is the finding of relevant cases and legislation (primary sources of law) using textbooks, journal articles, encyclopedias and other reference tools (secondary sources of law).

In general you are looking for law where:

  • the issues in the case and in your situation are similar
  • the facts in the case and in your situation are similar, and
  • the case is binding or at least persuasive in your jurisdiction


Case Management Hearings LTB (Pilot Project)

sambranoparalegalStarting this spring the Landlord and Tenant Board will pilot Case Management Hearings for T2 and T6 applications. A T2 application is a Tenant rights application (i.e. illegal entry, or seriously interfering with the reasonable enjoyment of (more…)

What is the Human Rights Tribunal Of Ontario?

hrlllOnline presentation of the Human Right Tribunal of Ontario
The HRTO is a quasi-judicial adjudicative agency whose primary role is to resolve claims of discrimination and harassment brought under the Human Right Code of Ontario. The Code is law that protects people in Ontario from discrimination and harassment in areas ranging from employment to housing.  (more…)

WSIB- What is it? And how does it work?


The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) provides a workers compensation system for the employers and workers of Ontario.  The WSIB and the Workplace and Safety Appeals Tribunal (WSIAT) are established under Ontario’s Workplace Safety and Insurance act. 1997, S.O. 1990, c.16, Sch. A. .

Employers pay premiums for “no-fault collective liability workplace insurance.”   Even though employers are protected from lawsuits, any claim may increase the employer’s premiums. (more…)

The Standard of Care and The Reasonable Person

reasonable Tort Law & Negligence: Online Presentation

“Torts” is a medieval French word meaning “wrong” or “wrongful act” done to a person’s body, property or reputation.  The “Reasonable Person” is a legal “test” to (more…)

Gym Memberships and the Cooling-off Period

All personal development contracts include a 10 Day Cancellation Rule

What are personal development services? Within the province of Ontario, personal development services include services provided for health, fitness, or diet.  They also include things such asparalegalgym modelling and talent, photo shoots, and even services like martial arts memberships, sports and dance activities.

Consumers have a legal right to cancel a personal development contract within 10 days regardless of their reason.  This is known as the “Cancellation Cooling-off Period” provision as per the Consumer Protection Act (2002 S.O. 2002, C 30 Schedule A).

For example (more…)

Running your own Business?

business torts Business Torts 101: Online Presentation

There are 6 torts you should know about.  “Torts” is a medieval French word meaning “wrong” or “wrongful act” done to a person’s body, property or reputation.  A business tort is a harm done to (more…)

Evicting Tenant for Non-Payment of Rent- Know Your Responsibilities

noticeofevictionEvicting A Tenant for Non-Payment of Rent?
Know your rights and your responsibilities

Are you a residential property landlord?  Did you know that if you are attempting to evict a tenant for non-payment of rent, the Board permits the tenant to raise any issue that could be the subject of an application made by the tenant under the Residential Tenancies Act?  S.O. 2006, c. 17, s. 82 (1)

What does this mean? (more…)

Welcome to Sambrano Paralegel Toronto

sambranoparalegal2I am a paralegal student studying within Ontario. This site is intended to be a legal resource for legal professionals and students, as well as the general public. The site includes examples of Human Rights, Contract law, Case law, Legal definitions, and on-line legal presentations using Prezi.  Please familiarize yourself with the Legal Disclaimer.

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