Practical tools for success in the Court – for lawyers, paralegals and law clerks
From drafting pleadings that will persuade the Court, to effective approaches to enforcement (with or without a court hearing) – an expert faculty, including Deputy Judges, will provide you with the information and strategic guidance you need.
- Right from the beginning: effective written advocacy in Small Claims
- How to get judgment on the action at the settlement conference
- “Summary judgment” in Small Claims—motions to strike pleadings
- Motions for substituted service: what to suggest to the Court
- Practical tips for time-and-cost-efficient motions
- Conducting the trial: making sure your evidence is heard and your exhibits aren’t excluded
- “Informal, not anarchic”: effective oral advocacy in Small Claims
- Objections: why, how and when?
- Ways of maximizing the recovery
- Advancing or defending claims for aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages
- Making effective submissions on costs
- Current status of the law on the availability of arrest warrants and the power to incarcerate
- Application of the Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers and the equivalent Paralegal Rules to Small Claims litigation
- Managing client expectations in the Small Claims context
- How to make your Small Claims practice effective and profitable
- Beverley A. Martel, LL.M., Administrative Deputy Judge, Brampton Small Claims Court
- Rick Goodman, Fredrick Goodman Paralegal
- Deputy Judge Bernard Aron, Small Claims Court, Central East Region
- Deputy Judge James Branoff, Law Office of James Branoff; Small Claims Court, Southwest Region
- Ellen A. Brohm, HGR Graham Partners LLP
- Paula Callaghan, Callaghan Paralegal
- Deputy Judge Abraham Davis, Small Claims Court, Central East Region
- Brian Houghton, Litigation Projects Manager, Pro Bono Ontario
- Teri Liu, Dutton Brock LLP
- Melissa Miller, Howie, Sacks & Henry LLP
- Deputy Judge Marcel D. Mongeon, Ross, Mongeon, Covello & Co.; Small Claims Court, Central South Region; Past President, Ontario Deputy Judges Association
- Amer Mushtaq, Formative LLP
- Deputy Judge Eric Nadler, Cutler/Nadler; Small Claims Court, Central West Region
- Deputy Judge Gina Papageorgiou, Toronto Small Claims Court; Bencher, Law Society of Upper Canada
- Jeffrey Radnoff, Radnoff Law Offices
- Deputy Judge Frances, M. Wood, Wood Gold LLP; Small Claims Court, Central West Region
- Evelyn Perez Youssoufian, Minken Employment Lawyers
- Dalia Yonadam, Fine & Deo
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