District of Columbia Small Claims Court: An Overview
Find out about District of Columbia's small claims process.
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What's the dollar limit for small claims court cases in District of Columbia?
The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $5,000.
Which court hears small claims cases in District of Columbia?
Small claims cases in District of Columbia are heard in the Small Claims and Conciliation Branch (Superior Court).
Are attorneys allowed in small claims court in District of Columbia?
You are allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in District of Columbia. Corporations are required to have an attorney.
Can a landlord bring an eviction lawsuit in small claims court in District of Columbia?
Eviction cases are not allowed in small claims court in District of Columbia, but must be heard by a higher court.
Do I have a right to a jury trial in small claims court in District of Columbia?
In District of Columbia, either party may demand a jury trial, but then the case will transfer to a regular branch of superior court.
Where can I get more information about small claims court in District of Columbia?
For more information about District of Columbia small claims court, see http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/public/aud_civil/smallclaims.jsf.
Nolo's Small Claims Court area has many helpful related articles and a Small Claims Court FAQ. For more detailed help with filing a case, using the best strategy in court, and collecting your money if you win, see Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court, by Attorney Ralph Warner (Nolo).
Last updated on 10/01/09.