Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The Court will be closed on Friday, March 31st in observance of César Chávez Day

This video will guide you through the Small Claims process and give you important information to help you resolve your case. The instructional videos include narrations and subtitles in English, Spanish, and Russian.

In Small Claims court, disputes are settled in a fair, quick, and inexpensive manner. You may ask a lawyer for advice before you go to court; however, you may not have a lawyer represent you in court. The rules are fairly simple and the hearing is informal. You may even ask for mediation on the day of your trial. The following videos will discuss these topics in more detail.

Video Chapters

Companion Brochure

Small Claims Video Brochure

Download a copy of the companion brochure. It includes key information found in the video and has useful links.

The brochure is also available in Spanish and Russian.

Still Have a Question?

Free assistance is available to help you with your Small Claims case. The Carol Miller Justice Center has Small Claims advisory services available. Advisors can cover the information seen in the videos and printed in this brochure in greater detail. They can help you with your case.

This project was a collaborative effort between the Superior Courts of Monterey, Sacramento, Solano, and Stanislaus Counties. It was made possible by grant from the Judicial Council of California Administrative Office of the Courts - external link.