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4 hours

SUMMARY: This course is an introductory course and provides an overview of issues to consider prior to commencing a Small Claims Court action on behalf of a client, together with Best Practices in Small Claims Court.  The instructor will also discuss how to obtain judgments by default, by assessment hearing or by motion.  The instructor will then review enforcement basics and the various ways you can assist your client on recovering on their judgment. There will be opportunities for fulsome discussion and to explore case studies. 

  • Preliminary Issues
  • Best Practices
    • Preparing Pleadings and Naming Parties
    • Common motions
    • Settlement Conference
    • Trial and Witness Preparation
  • Obtaining Judgment by Default
    • the difference between default Judgment and assessment hearings
    • How to choose between an Assessment in Writing and an Assessment Hearing
    • Preparing for an Assessment Hearing
  • Enforcement Basics
    • How to locate assets
    • Garnishment Orders
    • Examination of Debtors
    • Writs for Land and Personal Property

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For Lawyers and Paralegals

Law Society of Ontario
• Substantive Hours: This program is eligible for up to 4 hours

Purchasing Options

Single Course


• Attendance at the live four hour webinar
• Access to the course materials
• Ability to watch the webinar until December 31, 2024


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