Small Claims Services
Legal Document Assistance Los Angeles County & all of California.
- Click Here For an LA County Page on exactly how to choose which county and in which Courthouse to file your Small Claim!
- Click Here For the LA County Small Claims Court Website.
- There is always a shifting number of LA County Courthouses that have a Small Claims Division. This is the LA County Page that is always updated with names and directions.
The basic idea is that the complaint is filed where the real estate is, the contract was signed or the incident occurred. The choice of venue isn’t supposed to be a weapon against the other side to make it inconvenient. Choose with the other person or party in mind and you will do well.
The specific rules of which court to file in are on the following LA County Page (click here)
On the day of court, make sure to dress nicely. Wear business work attire. Treat it as if you are your own Lawyer going to Court for yourself. Nobody but you can represent you in Small Claims except for the appeal, so give a good and professional impression. Always address the Judge as “Your Honor”. Be polite and professional. Answer the Judge’s questions directly, clearly, respectfully and make good eye contact. Don’t embellish and tell a big story like it is a trip to the grade school Principal’s office. Don’t argue with the other side before, during, or after court. Be brief and be respectful if you do need to speak with the other side.