Small Claims Pilot at Robson Square & Richmond Courthouses
A pilot is underway at Robson Square and Richmond courthouses that uses a different process for settling small claims court actions that are $5,000 or less.
The process is called a simplified trial, which is a one-hour streamlined trial before an experienced lawyer who is a justice of the peace (also called an adjudicator).
There are a couple minor differences between Robson Square and Richmond simplified trials:
- Robson Square does not use simplified trials for financial debt claims or personal injury claims
- Richmond courthouse does not use simplified trials for personal injury claims.
Hours of operation: Robson Square holds simplified trials (excluding those mentioned above) in the evening, while Richmond courthouse schedules them during business hours.