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Small Claims Self-Help

Small Claims

Small claims court is a special court where:

  • Disputes are resolved quickly and inexpensively.
  • The rules are simple and informal.
  • You are not allowed to have a lawyer represent you, except in an appeal (but you can ask a lawyer for advice).
  • The person who sues is the plaintiff.
  • The person who is sued is the defendant.

Self-Help Guide to Small Claims in California

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