Small Claims Programs

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The description of the programs below represent efforts by individual trial courts to enhance access
to justice throughout the state. If you are looking for specific guidance on any of these topics, please
visit our Online Self-Help Center.  

Small Claims Volunteer pro Tem Judges - Marin Superior Court
A panel of local attorneys recruited to hear the small claims calendar after attending all mandatory trainings on judicial demeanor and conduct, ethics, and small claims subject matter.

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Alternative Dispute Resolution: Civil Mediation Project - Nevada Superior Court
Free mediation services are provided at the time of trial for unlawful detainer, small claims, civil harassment restraining orders, and probate cases providing litigants better access to justice and relieving some calendar congestion.

Self-Help: Small Claims Advisor E-mail Program - Contra Costa Superior Court
A small claims advisor responds to court users' questions via email utilizing a databank of legal topics consisting of over 600 pieces of discreet information.

Self-Help: Small Claims and Self Help Center E-mail Help - Santa Clara Superior Court
An advisor provides e-mail responses through the use of a web form to litigants utilizing e-mail templates that are customized for the customer's issue.