Conciliation Court: A User's Guide to Small Claims Court
Table of Contents
The following is a table of contents for the Conciliation Court Handbook. You may click on the headers for more information on that topic.
- What Is Conciliation Court?
- Who May Use Conciliation Court?
- How Much Money Can You Recover?
- Do You Need An Attorney?
- Are There Any Drawbacks to Conciliation Court?
- What Types Of Complaints Do Conciliation Courts Handle?
- Where May Claims Be Filed?
- How Do You File a Claim?
- Completing the Complaint Form
- Notification of the Trial Date
- The Defendant May File a Counterclaim
- Settlement Prior to the Hearing
- What If You Can't Appear on the Court Date?
- How Do You Prepare for the Hearing?
- What Should You Bring to Court?
- What Happens at the Hearing?
- What If You Don't Appear for the Hearing?
- When Will You Hear the Court's Decision?
- What If You Lose?
- How Do You Pay the Judgment?
- How Do You Collect Your Money If You Win?
- Can You Remove Your Case
- What Happens Upon A Removal?
Answering a Lawsuit
For most people without legal training, the legal process can be daunting. While the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General cannot provide legal advice in private legal matters, this flyer has some general information that may be of some assistance if you are sued in Minnesota state district court.
Hiring an Attorney
The legal system can be complex, and it can be daunting for people without legal training to navigate the legal system on their own. The following information provides tips on how to hire an attorney for people who need legal advice or representation.