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Small Claims Court Seminar

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Professionalism (Ethics, etc.): 0.5
30 minutes
Substantive: 1.25
85 minutes
David Miller
Paul Trudell
Middlesex Law Association
115 minutes
$129.00 plus tax
Includes Handouts

As of January 1, 2020, the jurisdiction of Small Claims court increased from $25,000 to $35,000.  Given this substantial increase, it is important for lawyers, paralegals and students to be effective in this court. 

Hear from two deputy judges on what to do and what not to do in terms of pleadings, settlement conferences, trials and motions.  After this seminar, you will be able to immediately implement these tips and this knowledge into your practice.

Deputy Judge Miller also discusses some of the issues related to covid-19 which has impacted the legal system, including small claims court.  Deputy Judge Trudell recommends that you proceed with your claim and encourages you to try virtual hearings.


Deputy Judge David Miller

  • Called to the Ontario bar in 1984
  • Practised civil litigation, representing both plaintiff and defence clients
  • Retired partner at Brown Beattie O’Donovan LLP
  • Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court
  • Part-time Crown Attorney

Deputy Judge Paul Trudell

  • Called to the Ontario bar in 1977;
  • Civil litigator, primarily insurance defence, for 36 years;
  • Mediator and Arbitrator of civil disputes since 2006;
  • Deputy Judge of the Small Claims Court since 2009.

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