Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court (Paperback)
The only guide to Small Claims Court that provides tips by former judges, "Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court "helps you bring or defend your small claims suit without a lawyer. This legal primer shows you how to build your case, present evidence, and covers in detail what to expect when you have personal injury, auto damage, dry cleaning damage, or landlord/tenant issues.
Find out how to:
. write a demand letter
. file and serve papers
. prepare a winning presentation
. prepare and present evidence
. line up persuasive witnesses
. figure out your damages
. mediate a settlement
. collect money when you win
This edition is completely updated with a current appendix of small claims rules and limits, an expanded discussion of mediation, and more advice from real judges and commissioners.
About the Author
Ralph "Jake" Warner -Widely recognized as a pioneer of the do-it-yourself law movement, Warner founded Nolo with Ed Sherman in 1972. He began publishing do-it-yourself law books written by him and his colleagues after numerous publishers rejected them. Warner holds a law degree from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley and an undergraduate degree from Princeton.
" Step-by-step advice on how to prepare your case, how to file it, and perhaps most importantly, how to collect if you win... "- Associated Press