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Maryellen Symons Legal Research » Services
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Services

Do you need:

  • a factum for a motion or an appeal?
  • pleadings?
  • an opinion?
  • a memorandum of law?
  • cases on point, or retrieval of a specific case?
  • research assistance for an article or a CLE presentation?

Whatever your legal research and writing needs, from retrieving a single case to drafting an appellant’s or respondent’s motion or appeal factum, I will be pleased to assist you.

Please note that I provide services only to licensees of the Law Society of Upper Canada and Canadian lawyers in good standing.

To request services

Phone or e-mail me.

Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Your call or e-mail will be returned within two business hours.
I will ask you for a detailed memo by e-mail, setting out the facts and issues and confirming the due date.
If you prefer to give instructions on the phone, I will send you a confirming e-mail.
If I need any materials, such as transcripts or an application record, we’ll determine the best way to send them to me.

Delivery of the completed work

The usual delivery method is by e-mail attachment in Word, PDF, or WordPerfect format. Delivery by fax or as hard copy can be arranged.

Additional services

Organizing appeal book and compendium or respondent’s compendium
Organizing book of authorities
Arranging for copying and binding of motion and appeal materials

What will it cost?

My fees are based on a reasonable hourly rate. Flat fees can often be arranged. I will be glad to give an estimate when you call.

Use of on-line legal databases is included in my fee; you/your client do not pay additional charges for connection time or downloads. Photocopying, binding and courier fees are charged as disbursements.

You will receive a detailed invoice, with copies of any invoices and cheques relating to disbursements.