Maine Small Claims Court: An Overview

Key facts about Maine's small claims court procedure.

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What's the dollar limit for small claims court cases in Maine?

The most you can ask for in a small claims case is $6,000.

Which court hears small claims cases in Maine?

Small claims cases in Maine are heard in the Small Claims Proceeding (District Court).

Are attorneys allowed in small claims court in Maine?

You are allowed to have an attorney represent you in small claims court in Maine.

Can a landlord bring an eviction lawsuit in small claims court in Maine?

Eviction cases are allowed in small claims court in Maine.

Do I have a right to a jury trial in small claims court in Maine?

In Maine, there is no provision for jury trials.

Where can I get more information about small claims court in Maine?

For more information about Maine small claims court, see www.courts.state.me.us (click "Specialized Courts", then "Small Claims Court").

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 12/01/09.

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