Small Claims Court
In troubled economic times, small claims proceedings become increasingly important to community associations. Although attorneys cannot participate directly in such proceedings, the attorneys at Epsten Grinnell & Howell help their clients prepare for Small Claims Court by providing advice and offering a copy of our booklet titled Small Claims Court for Community Associations . We can explain the procedure and filing process to boards and managers, and prepare the court presentation and exhibits, if requested. If a small claims decision is appealed to Superior Court, an Epsten Grinnell & Howell attorney can appear on behalf of the client.
Some of the issues which arise in choosing Small Claims Court (or defending in actions filed against the association) include "How many claims may we file?" "What is the maximum amount of the claim? " "How is trial conducted--can we subpoena witnesses and documents?" and "How can we collect on a judgment taken in small claims court?" Epsten Grinnell & Howell can and does provide a wealth of information to allow our clients to use this resource, and to answer your questions about how Small Claims Court works.