Our Story

People Clerk is a Courtam, Inc. product. Courtam is a San Francisco Bay Area-based company started by a consumer lawyer and an engineer wanting to make a difference in people’s lives.


After going to small claims court on numerous occasions we were frustrated by what we saw: parties arriving unprepared for hearings, conflicting information provided, and parties failing to follow procedural rules. This frustration led us to create a platform that would help parties have the best possible shot at obtaining justice.

We are a Public Benefit Corporation. Making a more accessible legal system is integral to our mission.  


Creating a more accessible legal system for those of different social, economic, or cultural backgrounds. Together we want to help you gain confidence as you get justice.

Our Values



At Courtam, empathy is one of our keystones. Each person comes from a different social, economic, and cultural background that influences their life. While we may never have been in the situation our client’s face, we try to understand where our clients are coming from. 




Our decisions and actions are always consistent with our values and principles. We trust our clients and strive to be transparent and honest with our clients. We keep our word and seek to give back and help others.




We have learned that professionalism goes a long way. In the arena of litigation, we do not let emotions drive the process. We work with the facts and pursue a case with the utmost professionalism to achieve our clients’ goals.

We have your back

with California Small Claims Disputes.


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Courtam, Inc dba People Clerk is not an attorney or a law firm, therefore, People Clerk does not provide legal advice. People Clerk uses technology to reduce the costs of pursuing a small claims dispute. People Clerk can only provide self-help services at your direction. 

People Clerk is not affiliated or endorsed by the California Judicial Branch or any government agency. Blank small claims court forms are available for free on the California Courts website


People Clerk does not sell your information to third parties. 

People Clerk is registered in San Mateo County, California as a bonded legal document assistant (2020-1). We can be reached at (650) 385-8507.

© 2020 by Courtam, Inc.