Business and Personal Law

Unit 1: What Is Law?

Community Connection

The procedures to file in small claims court may differ from state to state, so it is important to research your particular state before you proceed. However, all small claims court procedures are easy to follow, and the filing fees are relatively inexpensive. The process is usually quick and the court room very informal. Some states allow you to bring a lawyer with you; other states do not.

Consumer resources from the federal government are available through this Web site. Use the Search box to locate information about small claims court.

Specific information about how to file a complaint and get help through small claims court is offered by the Federal Citizen Information Center of the U.S. General Services Administration.

Use your Internet browser to search for small claims court information particular to your state. Use the key words "small claims court" and the name ofyour state for your search. When you search for information about dispute resolution centers in your state, use the key words "dispute resolution center" and the name ofyour state in your search.

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