• Claritas (Latin)
    (English) Clarity:
    Freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity; the quality of being easily understood.

    Legal documents should be able to be read and understood by anyone.
    It takes clarity of thought and purpose to take action.
    Clarify your legal workflow with Claritas.
    Clarity, it's not new.
    But we are.

Welcome to Claritas. Your On-call Legal Associate

Outsource your contract and legal document drafting work with Claritas. Extra help when you need it, no additional costs when you don’t. Claritas, your associate-on-call.



Sometimes the simplest solution is the best one. But simple can be hard. We keep the legal work from getting too complicated.



We apply common sense and practical approaches to make the most out of any budget. Simply put, we save you money.



We’re here to help. We never charge for an initial consultation; we won’t know until we talk what we’ll be able to do for you.



Our services are flat fee. That means that what you see is what you get; there will be no unexpected fees on your bill.



We believe in doing the dirty work up front, so that costly problems are prevented down the road.



We believe legal documents should be able to be read and understood by anyone. It doesn’t help you if you don’t know what you just agreed to.

About Us

Claritas Legal Services was established to focus on providing contract and legal document drafting and review services.
We provide assistance to law firms as on-call associates, and to businesses as in-house support.

Laura Sutherland Principal & Founder
The legal landscape is changing.

One to one relationships have always been the gold standard for law. With Claritas, you focus on your clients or your business and we focus on supporting you in what you do best. As the Principal of Claritas, I truly believe that legal services can be provided more effectively and efficiently. Working with me allows you to obtain the extra help you need to manage your workflow, without having to take on additional overhead costs. Simply put, using Claritas saves you money.

What Our Clients Say

  • Excellent lawyer with a combination of good legal insight and business sense to help you with any customer or supplier contract.
    Well spoken, knowledgeable and personable to guide any business through the contractual process.

    Brett Richardson, Comtek Advanced Structures

  • Laura takes her impressive knowledge of law and makes it accessible in the everyday world. I value her work for both the high standard of quality and the forward looking nature she imbues with it. Keen and insightful, Laura is an asset to any team in any capacity

    Raymond Frances, www.livingmythmedia.com

  • Laura Sutherland and Claritas Legal have been extremely valuable to our company. As a start-up it is challenging to find cost effective legal services that also have a good understanding of business needs. Laura was able to provide contractual and practical business advice that allowed us to quickly turn around new business contracts. We wouldn't hesitate in using Claritas Legal in the future.

    Jeff Schoenfeld

Our Services

Whatever your goal, we'll sit down with you to discuss the options and determine the best way to get there.


Freelance / Contract Lawyer

Do you avoid contract drafting like the plague? Or maybe you need help on a large or complicated file, so that your work on other files isn’t interrupted? By outsourcing work to Claritas, we can take care of the prep work for your legal documents; this gives you more time to spend on your other files, and saves your clients money at the same time. Unlike international outsourcing, or offshoring, the provision of services by a member in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia ensures confidentiality and privilege, as well as a thorough conflicts check.

“If you’re not outsourcing, and your competitors are, you’re putting yourself out of business.” – Lee Kuan Yew


Contract In-House Counsel

Many companies don’t have the resources to hire an in-house legal department, or they find that their existing staff might be overworked when a large project arrives. And that’s where we come in. Nearly every aspect of business has a legal context, be it relationships with your suppliers and contractors, to the hiring of new employees. Whether your company just needs general legal guidance, the occasional contract review, or the support of a lawyer at the negotiating table, we offer flexible monthly plans based on your expected needs. We can work on-site or off. This allows us to build an ongoing relationship with your company, so we can really understand who you are and what you do.

“If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” - Red Adair

Taking Care of Business

Corporate Law, Contract Drafting and Review

Have your business contracts not been looked at since Miami Vice was on the air? Do you need someone to check through all your existing contracts, and make sure your contract management processes are adequate for your business? We can help. Are you expanding your business, or encountering new challenges? Do you need an NDA, an independent contractor agreement, or maybe you’re looking at licensing some of your design work? We can help. We believe in being proactive with your business; getting detailed contracts in place from the outset prevents confusion or misunderstandings down the road. If we do the work up front, disagreements and costly legal battles can be prevented in the future. Everyone always plays nicely in the sandbox until something goes wrong; the key is having the provisions in place to handle whatever the future might throw at you.

“A verbal contract isn’t worth the paper it is written on.” – Samuel Goldwyn

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Contact Us

Let's talk. Meet us for a tea and we'll listen to your needs.

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Claritas is based in the Lower Mainland, and can meet with you at your convenience. E-mail is the best way to reach us, and we endeavour to respond to inquiries within one business day.
The use of the Internet or this form for communication with Claritas does not establish a lawyer-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

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