Nov 09 2021


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Small Claims Primer

SPEAKERS: Jennifer Sokal, MLT Aikins LLP
Joe Caligiuri, Tapper Cuddy LLP
Amy Budnick, Small Claims Hearing Officer
Jay Buddick, Small Claims Hearing Officer

It’s time for the MBA Young Lawyers’ Section Annual Small Claims Primer. This session is recommended for all law students, articling students and associates who will be handling small claims.

You are invited to join this distinguished panel of speakers, including lawyers Jennifer Sokal (MLT Aikins LLP) and Joe Caligiuri (Tapper Cuddy LLP), and Small Claims Hearing Officers Amy Budnick and Jay Buddick, who will review all of the steps of the small claims procedure from drafting, filing and preparing for the hearing through to presenting the claim before a Small Claims Hearing Officer.

Please RSVP (PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED) to the Manitoba Bar Association online at

You will need a computer or laptop (PC or Mac), smartphone or tablet with a microphone and webcam (built-in or external) and an internet connection.

If you will be participating from a laptop, you would also need to install a Zoom Client for Meetings from this site: If you are unsure whether you have the latest version of Zoom, please follow the instructions HERE.

If you are planning to participate from smartphone or tablet you would need to install an App from the Apple Store or Google Play.   if you are installing the app from the Apple Store or Google Play to use on an iPad, iPhone or Android device or tablet the free app is called “Zoom Cloud Meetings”.

We would recommend that you have either the Zoom Cloud Meetings App or the Zoom Client for Meetings downloaded at least 15 minutes before the meeting.

When you do join, please allow your device to join with audio.  This feature can be found under Join Options in an Apple or Android device or Join with Computer Audio if you are participating on a laptop.

All participants should ensure they have set up their Zoom information to display your actual name (not just your device name) so that everyone knows who is on the call and anyone not invited to attend will be more easily identified, this also helps us properly track attendance at PD sessions.

If you are having troubles, please email

At approximately 9:30am on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 an email will be sent from the MBA advising you of the link that you will click on to join the Zoom video conference meeting.  So it will be important to register before 5:00pm on Monday, November 8, 2021.

Attendance at this MBA Section meeting can be applied towards your Law Society of Manitoba’s Continuing Professional Development requirement for a maximum of 1.5 hours.

Megan Spencer
Chair, MBA Young Lawyers’ Section
Sternat Manaigre Law Corporation
Ph: 204-808-1100 ext: 131

The event is finished.