What you need to know
The purpose of Small Claims Court is to hear disputes involving small amounts of money. In Small Claims court, disputes are settled in a fair, quick and inexpensive manner. You may ask a lawyer for advice before you go to court; however, you may not have a lawyer represent you in court. The rules are fairly simple and the hearing is informal.
The party filing the claim is the plaintiff.
The person being sued is the defendant.
If you are the defendant and wish to file a claim against the plaintiff, you will remain the defendant and will file a Claim of Defendant.
The Placer County Small Claims Advisor 530-823-1019