All the tools and information you need to successfully present and win your case in small claims court. The only guide to Small Claims Court that provides tips by former judges, Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court helps you bring or defend your small claims suit without a lawyer. This legal primer shows you how to build your case, present evidence, and covers in detail what to expect when you have personal injury, auto damage, dry cleaning damage, or landlord/tenant issues. Thorough preparation for your day in small claims court can make the difference between writing a check and receiving one. Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court provides the information, tips and strategies you need to sue someone successfully, or put up a winning defense. Find out how to: write a demand letter file and serve papers prepare a winning presentation prepare and present evidence line up persuasive witnesses figure out your damages mediate a settlement collect money when you win The 13th edition is completely updated with a current appendix of small claims rules and limits, an expanded discussion of mediation, and more advice from real judges and commissioners.