Resources for Small Claims Cases

Civil Resolution Tribunal
Enforcing a Payment Order
Getting A Lawyer or Legal Advice
Law and Rules
Preparing for Trial
Resolving Disputes out of Court
Self-Help Guides
Settlement and Trial Conferences
Small Claims Forms & Fees


Civil Resolution Tribunal

Enforcing a Payment Order

Getting A Lawyer or Legal Advice

  • Ask JES – free service from BC Justice Education Society providing answers to legal questions by live chat, phone or email Monday to Friday, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Clicklaw HelpMap - find legal advice and lawyers in your area
  • Lawyer Referral Service - free 30 minute consultation with a lawyer
  • Access Pro Bono - free legal advice and lawyers’ services

Laws and Rules

Preparing for Trial

Resolving Disputes out of Court
(also called “Alternate Dispute Resolution” or “ADR”)

  • SmallClaimsBC – free, secure, online dispute resolution service
  • Mediate BC – maintains a list of qualified mediators for civil law and family disputes
  • Solution Explorer – free legal information and tools to resolve a small claims dispute
  • Peoples Law School – step-by-step guidance to work out every day legal problems, and a question and answer service

Self-Help Guides

Settlement and Trial Conferences

Small Claims Forms & Fees

(PDF - download acrobat reader)