Last Updated: December 27, 2020
Please read these Terms of Service (“Terms”, “Terms of Service”) carefully before using the Services (“Services”, “Our Services”) offered by LegalRoots Legal Services Professional Corporation (“we”, “us”, or “our”). Our Services include, but not limited to, any website content, correspondence, advice, representation, and any other services we may provide.
Your access to and use of our Services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with the Terms hereinafter. These Terms apply to all users of our Services.
By accessing or using our Services you agree to be bound by these Terms. If you disagree with any part of the Terms then you may not access our Services.
Scope of Practice
We provide legal advice and/or representation with respect to Canadian immigration law that may include any of the following:
- Initial assessment.
- Temporary resident applications including work permit, study permit, visitor visa, super visa, Labour Market Impact Assessment (LMIA), and extension and restoration for any of the above status.
- Permanent resident applications including Express Entry (Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trade programs), Caregiver (Home Support Worker Pilot and Home Child Care Provider Pilot), Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), Self-Employed Persons, Start-Up Visa Class, and family Sponsorship (Spouse/common-law partner sponsorship, dependent child sponsorship, adopted child sponsorship, parent/grandparent sponsorship, orphaned brother/sister sponsorship, and other relative sponsorship).
- Canadian citizenship including grant of citizenship, resumption of citizenship, and pass-down of citizenship.
- Refusal and inadmissibility including Humanitarian and Compassionate Consideration, Temporary Resident Permit (TRP), criminal inadmissibility challenge (Record Suspension or Criminal Rehabilitation), response to a procedural fairness letter, and Authorization to Return to Canada (ARC).
- Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB) hearings including Admissibility Hearings at the Immigration Division (ID), Removal Order Appeal at the Immigration Appeal Division (IAD), Sponsorship Appeal at the IAD, and Residential Obligation Appeal at the IAD.
At this time, we are not providing legal advice and/or representation with respect to refugee claims Quebec immigration programs. Should we expand our scope of practice to include refugee claims in the future, we will make a further notification.
Decline of Services
We may decline your access to or use our Services if any of the following conditions apply:
- Your request is out of our Scope of Practice,
- Your request is illegal and/or unethical,
- You use our Services for any illegal purposes,
- You refuse to accept our Terms of Service,
- You refuse to answer reasonable questions or provide necessary information during working with us
- You have already been working with other legal representatives, or
- You act hostile, disrespectful, or malicious.
Legal Fees and Payment
We offer Services for a fee. We implement the following billing methods:
- An hourly rate, and
- A flat rate.
We do not bill our clients based on a contingency billing method.
Your payment to us is in the form of a retainer in trust. Upon you retain us, your retainer (may or may not in full) is a condition of the commencement of our Services.
We reserve the copyright to all contents of our Services including, but not limited to, website images, logos, articles, agreements, forms, correspondence, and any other information you receive from us/our website/third-party service provider, You shall not distribute, duplicate, and/or alternate any of the above contents without our written consent.
Paralegal-Client Relationship (updated on October 21, 2019)
A paralegal-client relationship becomes existing when we have agreed to provide legal advice and have given a client such advice. This relationship exists not subject to a written agreement between a client and us.
If a paralegal-client relationship has formed, the information shared by the client to us is subject to the protection of paralegal-client privilege.