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Frequently Asked Questions About Small Claims

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This section gives you answers to frequently asked questions. It tells you about small claims court in general and how to take some actions that will help you in your court case.

There is a list of questions under each category. 
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If you have questions that are not asked in this section, you may want to ask the Small Claims Advisor Opens new window in your area for help.


If you have questions that are not asked in this section, you may want to ask a law librarian for help. 

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Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. & 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday -Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Live Reference staff are not available on Holidays

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