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When Can a Small Claims Plaintiff or Defendant Use an Attorney?

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In general, attorneys are not allowed to represent parties in small claims court. In nearly all cases, the parties represent themselves in a court trial. However, this does not mean an attorney cannot help a litigant in a small claims case. Here are some free attorney tips on when an individual litigant can use the services of an attorney in a small claims court case.


1. An Attorney Can Help a Plaintiff or Defendant Prepare for a Small Claims Court Trial.

A little preparation and organization can go a long way towards winning in a small claims trial. An attorney hired by a plaintiff or defendant in advance of the court trial date can help that part determine which documents or evidence are relevant and important, and which are not. read more

Auto Accident Without Auto Insurance? Options to Respond to Insurance Company Claim

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The other day, an imaginary potential client named “Crash” walked into my imaginary office. He asked this common question uninsured drivers have after an auto accident:

I got into an auto accident earlier this year. The other driver sustained enough damage to need a new bumper, while my car was totaled. We exchanged information, no police came to the scene even though they were called. The following morning I found out my auto liability insurance lapsed and was terminated. I had minimal contact with the individual that was hit at first. I paid his deductible for his insurance. read more