Bringing a Small Claim
Small claims court is part of the District Court of Maryland. Small claims are handled less formally than cases in other Maryland courts. While you can hire a lawyer if you choose, the rules of evidence and procedure are simplified to make it easier to represent yourself. This video lays out the steps involved in filing a small claim ($5000 or less) and offers an overview of alternative ways to settle your dispute out of court.
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- Additional information
- Adult Guardianship: Introduction to Adult Guardianship
- Adult Guardianship: The Role of Guardian of the Person
- Adult Guardianship: The Role of Guardian of the Property
- Before Court: Preparing for Your Day in Court
- Bringing a Small Claim
- Can’t Afford Appellate Costs?
- Can’t Afford Court Filing Fees?
- Defending a Small Claim
- Finding Legal Help in a Civil Case
- Foreclosure Mediation
- Foreclosure Process
- Hiring and Working with Your Lawyer
- How to Research the Law
- Need an Interpreter?
- Service of Process
- Should I Represent Myself?
- Tips for Your Day in Court
- What is the Law?
Last updated: March 2016