Are you disputing a car repair bill, pleading with a carpenter to complete your unfinished kitchen reno, or seeking damages for personal injury for $25,000 or under, all by yourself? Then JESS may be the resource for you. Launched on January 10, 2013, JESS is a pilot project developed by Justice Education Society and is now available on SmallClaimsBC.ca website.
It is a virtual assistant that offers guidance on what steps you may take in order to move your case forward. JESS delivers expertise by combining interactive video scripts, website text and multiple choice questions that offer a much needed roadmap for people going to small claims court.
This latest project is based on a legacy of resources – legal publication, websites and instructional videos – created by Justice Education Society, an organization that strives to improve access to British Columbia’s justice system.