Small Claims Court Coaching Services

Formal Demand

A formal demand (or Formal Notice) is a correspondence that is sent to another person in order to make, for example, a formal request. For instance, if a debtor refuses or neglects to pay the money he owes, the creditor can seek recourse through the judicial system. However, before taking legal action, the creditor must, as a condition, put the debtor in default. This means that the creditor must notify the debtor of its intention to recover the money due to him. Ideally, the Formal Notice is sent out by registered mail or by any other method that allows the creditor to obtain proof of receipt by the debtor. The Notice and the proof of receipt are then submitted to the Court file to be used as evidence.

Counterclaim

The Counterclaim is a demand made against the Plaintiff party by Defendant party. The two (2) Demands are placed in the same court file and the Judge called to hear the case will decide on both Demands simultaneously.

Interview with a Lawyer

Although we bother to provide you with tools to facilitate the communication of information about your case, it is sometimes difficult for a litigant to understand certain principles or even get a glimpse of their likelihood of success in litigation. Interviews face to face will help you understand the ins and outs of the legal process. Our rates for interviews are well below the average hourly rate for lawyers practising in private practice. Our lawyers have at heart to access to justice for citizens and this is the main reason why this service is offered at reduced prices.

Small Claims Court Application

The Small Claim Application is the written form through which you start legal process against your “debtor”. The lawyer who will be referred by our service will take care of writing it for you. He will outline the reasons for your demand and he will indicate the conclusions you are seeking for. The completed form will be accompanied by an Annex in order to refine your reasoning and proof. This approach will further increase your chances of success.

Preparation for an Hearing

Besides writing services, our team is able to prepare you for the hearing of your case. It will be very important to ensure that your exhibits have been produced in court and that your witnesses are listed for trial. Judge will act very actively and will ask questions. How to respond? What is the best time to make your point? Are your arguments in line with judgments that have been already rendered? To answer these questions, our team of experienced litigators will help you express yourself a way that the Judge can understand you better during your trial.

Response / Contestation

After receiving the Small Claim Application by registered mail or bailiff, as a defendant, it is essential to file a Response to prevent a judgment by default against you. This document will allow you to state your defence and make your point of view to the judge that will be assigned to hear your case. The document is to respond primarily to the Small Claim Court Application. We can help you to do this by taking into account the evidence you have. As part of the response, you can request that the demand should be heard in another court, or make your own counterclaim against the person suing you, and even involve another person in the file.

Preparation of your Witnesses

At the hearing, there is no doubt that the Judge will question you and your witnesses, if any. Their credibility is important and they should be convincing in their testimony. In addition to what they say, their body language will be equally important. Remember that ordinary witnesses are those who have had personal knowledge of the facts on which they will testify, while expert witnesses describe the Judge their analysis because of their expertise on a given point.

Cases Law Research

The precedents are very useful in the interpretation of certain legal principles. Although the Judges are very competent in their profession, it is impossible for them to know everything and sometimes it is important to recall some principles already set out in already rendered judgments, whether they could origin from the judgments of the Small Claims Court, Superior Court, the Court of Appeal or even the Supreme Court. Our team can help you produce these judgments to the Judge to support your interpretation of any Law principle, especially when it may suggest some doubt as its apply to the relevant facts in your file.

Our Methodology

We are able to offer you low priced packages due to the fact that we have set up a structure that allows you to participate and contribute to your goals. The key to success lies in a methodology that we use. In the age of new technologies, it is now possible to obtain advice and counseling services in terms of support throughout the process. You therefore remain in control of the mandate that you give us, in addition to making substantial savings. This methodology fits well with the new guiding principles of the civil procedure code of Quebec.