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What is Small Claims Court?

Small claims court is meant to be a "do-it-yourself" kind of court, where ordinary people can handle their own cases. This guide gives a basic explanation of small claims court, explains the small claims process through a story, and gives a basic explanation of related costs and fees.

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BC Ministry of Attorney General
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self-help & forms
small claims court, going to court, starting a claim, court fees, representing yourself, Small Claims Guides series