Civil Litigation

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has jurisdiction over lawsuits where the amount claimed is over $25,000.

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 $25,000.

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.

For more information

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.

In person

85 Albert Street, Suite 1400, Ottawa (Ontario) K1P 6A4

By telephone

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

Days A.M. P.M. By phone appointment only
Monday Closed 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 6:30 pm
Thursday 9 am to 12 pm 1 pm to 4 pm Closed
Friday 9 am to 12 pm Closed Closed
The staff has no control over waiting times. To maximize your chances of meeting a lawyer, it is strongly recommended to arrive at least one hour prior to closing time, both at lunchtime and at the end of the day.