Small Claims with Parveen Shergill & Joel Wonnacott, Lawyers of Pushor Mitchell LLP
Small Claims is no small issue to be dealing with. Lawyers Parveen Shergill and Joel Wonnacott shed light on the process and how you can prepare for it.
Wednesday, November 25th, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Doors open at 6:00 pm)
Okanagan Sikh Temple, 1111 Rutland Road N
Free. Complimentary Child Minding also available.
Dorothee at 250.860.4911 or ac.rcknull@eehtorod
Kelowna Community Resources (KCR) Immigrant Services, in partnership with the Law Foundation of BC and Pushor Mitchell, continues its “The Law & You Series” with a session on Small Claims.
“This workshop will be of particular interest to anyone looking to initiate a small claims action,” says Parveen Shergill, one of the two lawyers from Pushor Mitchell that will be presenting. “It will be a ‘how-to’ session, where we walk participants through the process, identify necessary steps and indicate where to find pertinent information.”
Despite its diminutive name, Small Claims is a big deal to the people initiating the action. Small Claims actions are brought before the Provincial Court to settle claims for debt, damage, recovery of personal property and specific performance of agreements only between people or legal entities such as companies or societies. While Small Claims actions are perceived as less formal than Supreme Court, being properly prepared and filling out the forms correctly could be very helpful for people to settle their disputes quickly and efficiently.
“Small Claims is an option for civil claims of less than $25,000. People will often self-represent,” adds Joel Wonnacott, the second presenter and fellow lawyer at Pushor Mitchell. “Here is a chance for people to consult with litigators who do this on a regular basis.”
While open to anyone, the series of workshops are focused in particular on immigrants in the region, and local immigration lawyer Sandra Hakanson of Pushor Mitchell, will also be on hand to address questions specific to immigrants.