November 6, 2017
"Small claims" is the term used for cases filed in the Texas justice court system where the plaintiff is seeking damages of $10,000 or less. Justice court is considered more informal than district or county court, so many people choose to represent themselves. If you are considering filing a small claims case, the State Law Library's research guide offers straightforward information that can help you.
This research guide includes information on:
- The Texas Rules of Civil Procedure governing proceedings in justice court
- "Plain English" instructions on how to file a small claims case
- Filing information for select Texas counties
- Remote access to e-books such as Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court, Filing and Winning Small Claims for Dummies, and Know Your Rights!