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New Book: Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court

smallclaims.gifThe Utah State Law Library recently received the newest edition of Nolo's Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court. This 13th edition has been updated to include the latest small claims procedures in each state and Washington, D.C. However, note that in the Utah section, the book incorrectly lists district court as the place where small claims cases must be filed. In Utah, you can also file a small claims case in justice court. To learn more about where to file a small claims case, visit the Utah State Courts' page on Small Claims.

As in previous editions, the book provides tips to help you decide if you have a good case, how to sue different types of defendants, getting ready for court, and collecting your judgment. Even more helpful are the sample letters and court pleadings, which include a demand letter, appeals statement and request for payment.

As always, no book can take the place of a lawyer, nor is it intended to provide legal advice. If you want to speak with a lawyer about your case, consider attending a free legal clinic.

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