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Small Claims Court: A Beginner's Guide

Self-Help Centers and Other Research Assistance

Some jurisdictions have self-help centers External, which are often associated with the clerk of court. These centers may be able to provide you with jurisdiction specific forms, but usually cannot provide you with legal advice.

One way in which to find these self-help centers is to contact your state’s library External (or law library External), and ask if they have additional information about resources available in your area. Additionally, you might want to visit the website of the nonprofit legal services provider(s) External in your state to see if it has a list of the state’s self-help centers, or even if it provides information about the small claims court procedure in your state.

Resources Referenced

Other Helpful Resources

These websites may also contain more helpful information on small claims issues: