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Facing a Small Claims lawsuit? Defend yourself!

Winning lawyers go to court with a trial presentation. You can too!

With step-by-step guidance, build your JusticeDirect Trial Presentation™ so you can convince the Judge at your Small Claims Court hearing.

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Go to Small Claims Court Prepared to Win!

Be Ready

Get detailed court info and to-dos, so you know exactly what to do before, during, and after your small claims court hearing.

Be Organized

Include all your important facts and evidence so the Judge can easily understand your story during the hearing.

Be Convincing

Present your story clearly and succinctly with supporting evidence. Have everything you need to effectively respond to the judge’s questions.

It's as Easy as

1

Settle

Send a to the Plaintiff with your settlement terms to try and resolve the case out of court.

2

Build

With a guided process, build your defense, create a court statement, complete your timeline, and upload important evidence to complete your case.

3

Present

Receive your completed JD Trial Presentation™ along with how-to instructions for your day in court.

Print and bring to your Small Claims hearing so you can effectively present your case and convince the Judge.

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TRIAL PRESENTATION

$49.50

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  • JusticeDirect Trial Presentation™:

    • Court Preparation Information

    • Customized Statement

    • Detailed Case Timeline & Evidence

    • Table Calculating Money Owed

    • Copies of All Relevant Documents

    • 3 Copies: You, them, & Judge

    • After Court Hearing To-Dos

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Winning lawyers use trial presentations. So can you.

Court hearings are typically only 15-30 minutes. To win in Small Claims Court, you must effectively and efficiently present your case within that time.

A strong trial presentation includes several key components to help you win in small claims court:
(1) An opening statement to summarize your case;
(2) A comprehensive timeline to support your case;
(3) All your key evidence;
(4) Supporting documentation to recover costs and show that you followed all the necessary court procedures.

Review if you haven’t filed your case yet.

PREPARE AND PRESENT IN A SMALL CLAIMS HEARING ➜

FAQs

Being well-prepared for your Small Claims hearing will increase your chances of winning. There are many things you can do to be prepared, such as attending another Small Claims hearing to see how court is conducted. With the JD Trial Presentation™ you will receive a checklist of things to do so you will be well-prepared for your day in court.

  • With limited time (15-30 minutes) to present your case to the Judge, you will want to be effective and efficient with your answers. During this time, both parties will be questioned, so you will want to have references on hand to quickly answer those questions without any delays or hesitation.

  • The most important thing to bring is evidence that will help prove your story. The JD Trial Presentation™ will help you organize all your evidence in a chronological timeline with page number references so the Judge can easily find what is needed.

If you can’t attend your hearing, you can submit a form SC-150 (Request to Postpone Trial) to reschedule your hearing to a different time.

The result after your hearing is commonly referred to as a judgment. It typically takes 3-7 business days after the hearing to receive the judgment.

In some cases, you may receive your judgment on the day of your hearing.

The judgment will have information on who owes money (if any), how much, and the next steps.

  • If you win: as the Plaintiff, winning your court case means the other party owes you money. The judgment will include information on the next steps, including how to collect that money from the other party.

  • If you lose: as the Plaintiff, losing your court case means the other party doesn’t owe you money and unfortunately, you won’t be able to appeal.

Quest for Justice, LLC 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 any government agency.

We can be reached at (650) 385-8507 or by email at [email protected].