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?

Filing a Claim

  • 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

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?

The Judgment

  • 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?

Removing the Case

  • Can You Remove Your Case
  • What Happens Upon A Removal?


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