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how long in court ie how many minutes does a judge give the

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how long in court ie how many minutes does a judge give the movant to argue his/her motion to strike in small claims
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  TexLaw replied 4 years ago.


Thank you for your question. In a Canadian small claims court, a parties time limitation in argument is completely at the discretion of the judge. The judge controls the scheduling of the court and can decide to give a party as much time as the judge believes is needed for the argument to be heard.

That being the case, most small claims courts will want you to be succicnt in your arguments. On a motion to strike, I would not think that the court would want you to speak for any more than 5-10 minutes when presenting the argument.

If you want to talk more about this issue, let me know.


Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Wow that's challenging as there is a lot of material required
Expert:  TexLaw replied 4 years ago.

All right,

Have you submitted a written motion? If so, then you can just summarize. If there is a lot of stuff, the judge will probably want you to have submitted it in writing for a decision. Also, you can make a chart to help you cut down your presentation time or some sort of written summary that you can give to the judge to show what you are wanting to strike and the reasons for each, and then go through them quickly and ask for a ruling.


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