Forms for Small Claims are available in the Clerk's Office, Suite 5 located in the courthouse. You may also obtain forms from the Judicial Council web site, www.courts.ca.gov.
Another source for information on small claims is available through the California Department of Consumer Affairs website
You may file a small claims case for any amount up to $10,000. No attorney's may be represent a client in small claims court.
Small Claims Advisor
Under the code of Civil Procedure, Section 116.260, each county is required to provide individual assistance and advice to small claims litigants and potential litigants at no charge. This service is conducted by the Nevada County Court's Self Help Center. Appointments are not necessary, however the Advisor will only meet with litigants in person.
NOTE: COURT CLERKS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR ASSIST YOU IN COMPLETING YOUR CLAIM.
The following may help you better understand the functions and limitations of the Advisory Service: