Small Claims Court Procedures and Practices I

Course Code: BCTA 161

Academic Year: 2021-2022

In this course, students will learn about the role of small claims court in the administration of justice in Ontario. A focus will be on the practices followed in small claims court with regard to the procedural rules required for the prosecution and defence of claims. Emphasis will be placed on the rules of the small claims court and the relevant sections of the Courts of Justice Act, where students will learn to apply the principles of proper pleadings, affidavits and other relevant court documents. The purpose and range of court motions and applications receive detailed coverage, including motions relating to the interim recovery of personal property, enforcement of rights under the Repair and Storage Liens Act and setting aside default judgments.