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Self-Representation in Court

Self-Representation Introduction

This section contains links that offer information about Self-Representation in Court.

Small Claims Court is where you can file a lawsuit against someone (or they against you) without the help of an attorney. Damages sought cannot exceed $5,000. See the resources below to learn more about small claims court. If you do not have a lawyer in a district or circuit court case, you are a pro se litigant. No actions may be filed in a Small Claims Court by collection agencies, collection agents or any other person, firm, partnership, association or corporation involved in the business of lending money with interest.  Also, you cannot use Small Claims Court to file for a divorce, guardianship, name change, bankruptcy or to contest title to or possession of real estate.

Below are resources to help you with being a pro se litigant. There are pdf fact sheets, pdf forms and interactive forms to help your rights and obligations in Arkansas Small Claims Court.

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