Issuing a Claim: Choosing the Right Court and the Right Court Office

How to determine whether your claim belongs to a Small Claims Court and to What Court Office

This course is a subset of Winning at Small Claims Court Without the Help of a Lawyer of Paralegal (it contains lectures 1 and 2). Before you file a claim in an Ontario Small Claims Court, you must determine whether your claim indeed belongs to Small Claims Court or another Court or Tribunal (for instance, Superior Court of Justice, Human Rights Tribunal or another judicial body). You must also determine which court office has the jurisdiction to deal with your matter. Commencing a claim in the wrong court or court office may harm your case significantly.

For those, who wish to learn the entire small claims court process - from claim to trial - we recommend the purchase of the complete course - Winning at Small Claims Court Without the Help of a Lawyer or Paralegal.

Your Instructor

Amer Mushtaq
Amer Mushtaq

Amer Mushtaq is a Toronto-based lawyer with nearly a decade of legal experience. He is the founder of You Counsel, YouCounselforums and Formative LLP. Previously, Amer has worked at one of the top National firms in Canada. In his legal career, Amer has worked for and against some of the top lawyers in the country.

Amer is also a passionate legal educator with strong teaching credentials. He is a faculty member of Osgoode Hall Law School's Professional Development course on small claims court procedures, which is attended by lawyers, paralegals and law clerks.

Amer is also a former adjunct professor at Seneca College where he taught a legal course to post-graduate students. He has also spoken as a guest lecturer at University of Western Ontario Law School, and has presented at numerous conferences at Ontario Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada, and the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers.

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Class Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

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