Can I represent myself at the Tribunal or do I need an attorney?You can represent yourself at the Tribunal or have an attorney or agent represent you. Only you can decide whether you need an attorney or agent to help with your case. The Tribunal can not provide you with the name of any attorney or agent, or recommend any attorney or agent to help with your case.
If you have hired an attorney or agent to represent you in the Entire Tribunal, the attorney or agent must sign the petition or answer. If you have hired an attorney or agent to represent you in the Small Claims division, the attorney or agent must sign the petition or answer form, or be identified in the authorized representative section of the petition form. If you do not have an attorney or agent, leave that section blank, and sign the completed form yourself. If an attorney or agent is hired after the filing of the petition or answer, you must notify the Tribunal of your representation by having the agent or attorney file an appearance. More information on the filing of an appearance is available in TTR 223.