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In most circumstances, legal representation is not required to appear in Justice or Small Claims Court. In many cases, legal representation is desirable to safeguard your rights and interests. In certain, more complex issues, legal representation is advisable.
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The Code of Judicial Conduct prohibits a judge or court staff from practicing law (giving legal advice). The Code further prohibits the Justice of the Peace from engaging in communications concerning the merits of a pending judicial proceeding, or the merits of an impending claim or dispute. The Court and its staff are strictly prohibited from giving legal advice and can only assist on procedural questions.
The following information is intended to be basic, procedural and informational, and is not offered as legal advice. The information is not exhaustive. There may be other remedies and procedures not listed. You should seek professional, licensed, legal counsel for advice.