Small Claims Court

Small Claims Court is where you can file a lawsuit against someone (or they against you) without the help of an attorney. Damages sought cannot exceed $5,000. See the resources below to learn more about small claims court.

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Fact Sheets

View these resources to create forms you can use in small claims court:


  • Going to Court: What to Expect 
    This video provides procedural information for litigants that are not represented by an attorney (pro se) - This video describes what to expect in the courtroom as explained by Circuit Court Judge Jim Spears. This video factsheet was produced by the Arkansas Legal Services Partnership LegalTube Project in partnership with the Arkansas Access to Justice Commission.
  • Filing a Pro Se Answer to a Lawsuit 
    This video describes the general steps in responding to a complaint filed against you. This video factsheet was produced by the Arkansas Legal Services Partnership LegalTube Project 

These fact sheets are Adobe Acrobat PDF files. You may need to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

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