· You should bring any witnesses and any papers that help prove your case.
· You have the right to have an attorney represent you in Small Claims Court, but you are not required to have one.
· A Small Claims Court trial is relatively informal, and there is no jury.
· Get to court by the time on your notice. It is important to be on time to court, or the judge may automatically rule against you.
· The person suing (the plaintiff) goes first, presenting evidence and calling witnesses.
· The defendant gets to question the plaintiff's witnesses and present evidence and witnesses.
· Do not interrupt the other side, even if they say something wrong. You will have the chance to have your say.
· After both sides have testified, the judge will make a decision based on the law and the facts presented.
· The clerk will send you a written judgment.