Small Claims under $5,000 Coming to the CRT on June 1, 2017 On June 1, 2017, the Civil Resolution Tribunal will begin resolving small claims disputes under $5,000. Small claims disputes about contracts, debts, personal injury, personal property, and consumer issues will be resolved through the online tribunal. Participants in a dispute can already resolve strata property (condominium) disputes through the CRT on their smartphones, laptops and tablets 24/7,...

Posted by the CRT on April 18, 2017

Solution Explorer Small Claims Beta Ends This Friday A few months ago we invited you to try out the Solution Explorer beta for small claims disputes. We’ve had a lot of people explore the small claims pathways and provide their feedback. Thank you so much! We’ll be closing the Solution Explorer beta for small claims disputes this Friday, February 24, 2017 so that we...

Posted by the CRT on April 18, 2017

Going the Extra Mile for CRT Participants This is the second in a two-part series on how our dedicated front line staff are increasing access to justice for British Columbians. Part one is here. By Sandy, CRT Resolution Support Clerk The CRT is intended to improve access to justice for people with strata property disputes and, soon, small claims.  While much of...

Posted by the CRT on April 18, 2017

How the CRT is Improving Access to Justice By Sandy, CRT Resolution Support Clerk When the CRT was first proposed, the intention was to improve access to justice in BC, as getting a strata matter heard by the BC Supreme Court is a lengthy and expensive process. Some of the initial objections to the CRT, as an online tribunal, were the chance we...

Posted by the CRT on April 18, 2017

CRT Small Claims Rules Consultation In the near future, the CRT will begin resolving low-value small claims disputes. This change will give British Columbians a modern and convenient way to access justice. To prepare for this change, we’re drafting changes to the CRT Rules so they’ll work for small claims disputes. The newly drafted rules are ready to share with...

Posted by the CRT on April 18, 2017

How CRT Staff Drive Continuous Improvement The Civil Resolution Tribunal uses LEAN principles to make our dispute resolution processes as accessible, efficient, and convenient as possible for the public.  The following is an edited version of an article by Margaret Gibbs, LEAN Lead with the BC Ministry of Justice. It is reprinted with the author’s permission. The Civil Resolution Tribunal (CRT) is Canada’s first...

Posted by the CRT on April 18, 2017