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    How does the small claims court operate?
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    Due to the quantity of cases that are dealt with in the Small Claims Court, it is important to be able to present your case promptly and efficiently. Evidence that may be beneficial could include: witness testimony, photos, bills, receipts, contracts etc. The judge can make their decision at the time of the hearing or mail it at a later date. In some cases a court commissioner (someone hired to hear certain cases such as small claims cases) or a temporary judge (someone who has been a lawyer for a minimum of ten years and is specially trained to rule on small claims cases) may hear your case. If you would prefer a judge to hear your case, you may request it but you may have to return to court at a later date.

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