I am being sued by a lawyer even though he was the one that did not meet the terms of our agreement. i have no resources to defend myself.

I hired a lawyer Jan of last <br />year to represent me in a constructive dismissal case against my employer. We <br />had a verbal agreement that I would only pay a percentage of whatecver he <br />recovered for me. There was no contract signed or retainer requested. About 3 <br />months later, he sent me a fee schedule outlining numerous fees that we had not <br />agreed on. When I complained about the fees, he looked for an excuse to fire me. <br />Citing that I had not been cooperative when in fact I have numerous emails <br />requesting follow up and status updates from his firm. They were typically slow <br />to respond and did not provide much information. He is now suing me for $4,000 <br />for the "work" he did which basically involved sending a few letters to my <br />employer (4 in total I believe). I can not believe that the court is taking him <br />seriously but it seems that they are. I am now forced to defend myself against <br />this man even though I have absolutely no money for legal representation. Thanks <br />to him and his bad legal advice, I have had no income for over a year and have <br />reached a desparate financial situation. Is there any way I can defend myself <br />here and can I sue him for damages? <br />Optional Information: <br />State/Country relating to question: Canada <br />Urgency: High<br />Level of Detail: High <br />Sent to <strong>Canada Law</strong> Experts <span class="JA_questionDate">Today at 10:56</span> <br /><br /> <!-- PT#4479664 --> <p><strong>DISCLAIMER:</strong> Information in questions, answers, and <br />other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; <br />JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, and <br />are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, <br />veterinary, financial, etc.), and do not establish a professional-client <br />relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or <br />representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see <br />what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on <br />the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. The site is not intended or <br />designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by <br />telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.</p>


Asked over 2 years ago in Aurora, Ontario
Categories: Business Law

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Pulat Yunusov

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I understand you are being sued in small claims court. The process there is designed to be easier for self-represented litigants. You will also have some guidance from a judge at a settlement conference, although do not take it as legal advice as the settlementy conference judge does not act in your best interests. You may want to consult a lawyer or a paralegal about details specific to your case. One-time consultations like that can be affordable.

Posted over 2 years ago

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Pulat Yunusov

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Also, take a look at this:
http://www.lsuc.on.ca/with.aspx?id=640

Posted over 2 years ago

Please note that this is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice to you. Legal advice pertaining to your particular situation can only be provided by a lawyer who has met with you to obtain all pertinent background information necessary to give you a formal legal opinion. For formal legal advice, hire a lawyer (many give a free first consultation). Contact Pulat Yunusov, or search the Lawyer Directory.

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