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.
This section contains links that offer information about protections about identity theft. There are pdf fact sheets, pdf forms and interactive forms to help your rights and obligations in Arkansas Small Claims Court. Select a different topic here.
- "Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA)" * PDF by Stateside Legal
- "Small Claims Answer" * PDF Form
- "Small Claims Complaint" * PDF Form
- "Small Claims Court"
- "Small Claims Notice to Defendant" * PDF Form
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.