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Small Claims Court Seminar - 2021

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Substantive: 1.75
110 minutes
David Miller
Paul Trudell
Laura Webdale
Middlesex Law Association
110 minutes
$139.00 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 articling students to be effective in this court. 

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

  • Pleadings, Paul Trudell
  • Motions, David Miller
  • Settlement Conferences, Paul Trudell
  • Trials, David Miller
  • Administrative Issues and Q & A, Laura Webdale


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.

Laura Webdale

Regional Small Claims Trial Co-ordinator

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