Small Claims

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Small Claims is a subdivision of the Civil Division which seeks to resolve minor disputes quickly, inexpensively and fairly. Although attorneys can be retained by the plaintiff or defendant, small claims cases can be filed without legal representation. Incorporated businesses filing small claims cases, however, must have legal representation. Youngstown Municipal Court Small Claims judgements are rendered by a magistrate, appointed by the Municipal Judges.
Pamphlet on Mediation
Pamphlet on Going to court on Small Claims