Small Claims: Court Procedures and Practices 2

Course Code: BCTA 207

Academic Year: 2021-2022

In this course, students will acquire the fundamental skill set of trial preparation with respect to advocating before a Small Claims Court. Students who will act as legal representatives and who may be persons "authorized under the Law Society Act" (to use language of section 26 of the Courts of Justice Act), require knowledge in the rules of evidence pertaining to the proof of claims or defences in this court, the principles of direct examination, cross-examination, re-examination, the marking of exhibits and the making of submissions or arguments based on fact and law. Students are also introduced to the full selection of enforcement proceedings and the techniques necessary to maximize collection results. In particular, the scope of judgment debtor examination is explored and the important consequences that result from non-compliance.