Lewis County Small Claims Court

Lewis County Small Claims Court

What happens on day of the hearing?

We recommend arriving to court at least fifteen minutes before your hearing. When you arrive, you should look for the small claims court calendar or for a clerk to assist you. Cases are listed on the calendar by the last name of the plaintiff and the last name of the defendant (or full name of the business or other entity). If you are unable to find your case on the calendar, you should contact the court clerk (or judge if there is no court clerk). Some courtrooms have the parties check in as they arrive. In others, the parties only check in when their case is called.
When your case is called, be ready to tell the judge if you are ready for the case to go forward (and the judge to hear your evidence) or if you need to make a request (like a request for a continuance). If both sides are ready, the court will proceed to hear the case.

Should I use mediation for my small claims case?

Mediation is a confidential, non-binding dispute resolution program in which an impartial mediator attempts to bring both parties together to a mutually acceptable outcome. A judge may refer a case to mediation if both parties agree. In Lewis County, the program used for mediation is:

Resolution Center of Jefferson and Lewis Counties
200 Washington Street, Suite 207

One comment

  1. Mojgan Fakharzadeh says:

    DEAR SIR MADAM
    SINCE 2009 I HAVE ONE TENANT TO MY HOUSE WITH COVER BY GUARANTY BY LEWIS DISTINCT COUNCIL AND ESTATE AGENCY ,AFTER YEAR SHE DAMAGE MY PROPERTY NOW I WANT TO CLAIMING FOR SMALL COURT AGAINST HER
    ANOTHER THINK I COMPLAIN TO ESTATE AGENCY TOO SHE TAKE FULL MANGMENT BUT NOT GOOD RESPONSIBLE PLEASE HELP ME HOW CAN APPLY TO THE COURT

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