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How A Case Moves Through Small Claims Court

Provincial Court | Saskatchewan

Courts of Saskatchewan

How A Case Moves Through Small Claims Court

Provincial Court

This flowchart shows how a case moves through the Small Claims process.

Two parties have a dispute and one of them wants to sue the other.

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Before pursuing the case, the potential Plaintiff should read Should I Sue? and Starting Your Action.

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If the plaintiff decides to sue, the Plaintiff will prepare a Statement of Claim and take it to the court house for filing. A judge will sign a summons and the case will go to FIRST APPEARANCE, CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, or TRIAL.

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FIRST APPEARANCE OR CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

Plaintiff will serve the summons and Statement of Claim on the Defendant. The Defendant Information document, a draft Reply, and First Appearance and Case Management Conference document will also be attached. Plaintiff will receive a copy of the First Appearance and Case Management Conference document, as well.

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TRIAL

Plaintiff serves the summons and Statement of Claim on Defendant. The Preparing for the Trial document will also be attached. Plaintiff will receive a copy of the Preparing for the Trial document as well.

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Parties go to FIRST APPEARANCE OR CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE.

If no settlement is reached, the case proceeds to TRIAL, and Plaintiff and Defendant receive the Preparing for Trial document.

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TRIAL

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