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Do​ ​I​ ​need​ ​a​ ​lawyer​ ​to​ ​go​ ​to​ ​small​ ​claims​ ​court?

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Do​ ​I​ ​need​ ​a​ ​lawyer​ ​to​ ​go​ ​to​ ​small​ ​claims​ ​court?

One​ ​of​ ​the​ ​fundamental​ ​objectives​ ​of​ ​the​ ​small​ ​claims​ ​court​ ​act​ ​(Nova​ ​Scotia)​ ​is​ ​to provide​ ​a​ ​means​ ​for​ ​settling​ ​disputes​ ​in​ ​a​ ​relatively​ ​quick​ ​and​ ​inexpensive​ ​manner.​ ​The maximum​ ​monetary​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​small​ ​claims​ ​disputes​ ​is​ ​presently​ ​$25,000.​ ​To​ ​that​ ​end, while​ ​you​ ​are​ ​permitted​ ​to​ ​have​ ​legal​ ​representation​ ​that​ ​is​ ​often​ ​the​ ​exception,​ ​as​ ​most people​ ​represent​ ​themselves​ ​for​ ​these​ ​matters.​ ​While​ ​the​ ​rules​ ​of​ ​evidence​ ​and formalities​ ​of​ ​the​ ​court​ ​process​ ​are​ ​significantly​ ​relaxed,​ ​at​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​day​ ​the claimant​ ​still​ ​needs​ ​to​ ​“prove”​ ​their​ ​case.​ ​Therefore,​ ​whether​ ​you​ ​are​ ​a​ ​claimant​ ​or​ ​a defendant​ ​and​ ​intend​ ​to​ ​represent​ ​yourself,​ ​it​ ​may​ ​prove​ ​to​ ​be​ ​worth​ ​your​ ​while​ ​to consult​ ​with​ ​a​ ​lawyer​ ​and​ ​obtain​ ​some​ ​advice​ ​and​ ​direction​ ​on​ ​how​ ​you​ ​should​ ​proceed.

If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​questions​ ​about​ ​a​ ​small​ ​claim​ ​court​ ​issue,​ ​give​ ​us​ ​a​ ​call​ ​anytime 902-539-2425.