ERIC Number: ED204215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
How to Plan and Conduct a Mock Trial: The Small Claims Court.
Missouri State Bar Association, Jefferson City.
The document provides background readings on the Missouri small-claims-court process and a sample case for a mock trial. Background materials explain what a small claims court is, who can sue in small claims court, and monetary limitations (generally up to $500). Readers are advised of the seriousness of going to court and the need to try to settle before filing suit. Instructions for preparing a claim stress the need for the correct legal name and address of the person being sued and, if under 18, the necessity of bringing someone into court who will act on the claimant's behalf. Advice to the defendant includes understanding the claim and filing counterclaims based on either the same or another transaction. Continuances, out of court settlements, the day in court, appeals, collecting, and garnishing are also discussed. The sample case depicts a tenant suing his landlord for return of his rent deposit. Forms provided include plaintiff and defendant checklists, requests for execution, dismissal, satisfaction of judgment, a summons, petition for a minor, and counter claims. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Bar Association, Jefferson City.
Note: For a related document, see ED 201 577.