DataPoints: Procedural Fairness and Effective Court Practices in Small Claims Cases
Even before the increase of self-represented litigants in family law and other civil cases, small claims court required litigants to assume the primary responsibility for preparing and presenting their cases. This issue of DataPoints is the first of four looking at the experience of small claims litigants. It reports descriptive information on small claims litigants: their levels of education, income, previous experience in court, and the types of cases in which they’re involved.
Find Demographic Data on Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Veteran and Disability Status of California State Justices and Judges. The 2017 Demographic Data Report is now available.