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Provincial Court Small Claims Handbook--ONLINE ACCESS

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Everything you need to know to work on a small claims file

This publication is essential for: anyone appearing in Small Claims Court.

Current to: November 1, 2017

Success in Provincial Court civil proceedings requires a special set of knowledge and abilities. Provincial Court Small Claims Handbook provides you with a meticulous review of all the unique steps in a small claims action from deciding whether to start an action in Provincial Court to enforcing an order. Designed to complement CLEBC’s Small Claims Act & Rules: Annotated, this handbook focuses on procedure rather than substantive law. With this guide, you will improve your ability to provide economical, high quality small claims services to your clients. Now includes a new chapter on the Civil Resolution Tribunal.

With this resource, you will be able to:

  • make informed decisions on jurisdiction

  • draft small claims pleadings with all of the right information

  • confidently prepare and defend pre-trial applications

  • effectively conduct a trial and bring an appeal in BC Provincial Court or BC Supreme Court

Buy your copy and be small claims capable today!

Highlights of the 2018 update:

  • discussion of supervision of designated paralegals as they are permitted to act
  • discussion of recent notable case law including:
    • holding that pleading the merits in the alternative and attending a settlement conference constitutes attornment
    • holding that contractual interest is not an amount excluded from the court’s monetary jurisdiction
  • discussion of recent legislative developments including:
    • termination procedures for specific Small Claims Rules 7.2 and 7.4 mediation programs and pilot projects; matters previously subject to Rules 7.2 and 7.4 now referred to settlement conferences or, if applicable, simplified or summary trial processes

    • change in the Small Claims Court’s monetary jurisdiction

    • coming into force of the small claims jurisdiction of the Civil Resolution Tribunal

CLEBC Legal Editor 
L. Joy Tataryn
jtataryn@cle.bc.ca

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