For Self-Representation: The Small Claims Court (Ontario Court of Justice) has jurisdiction to deal with civil claims up to $25,000.00. Larger claims can also be commenced in Small Claims Court if the excess amount above $25,000.00 is abandoned. Paralegals can appear in Small Claims Court as representatives for a party, at much lower fees than are usually charged by lawyers. And parties can also represent themselves. Click on ontariocourtforms.on.ca to access the court forms used in Small Claims Court proceedings.