British Columbians will soon be able to resolve small claims disputes from home.
Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Suzanne Anton says beginning June 1st, British Columbians will be able to resolve disputes up to $5,000 from home on the Civil Resolution Tribunal website.
"You'll file your claim. It will help you through some initial steps, understanding your own claim, is there any merit to it for instance? It will ask you questions like that. Then you will go to a second stage where you will have a mediator try and help you out. Well, are you really sure? How about looking at it this way? If that doesn't turn out, you'll get to an adjudication and someone will make a decision."
Anton says this will make a big difference by alleviating pressures on the court system and freeing up time for cases that need to be in the court room.