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Small Claims Court : Step by Step (How to Win and Collect) by Dr. Ted Rothstein, a guide for persons who seek justice without spending money on a lawyer

Documents Available for Purchase at  http://www.drted.com/Small Claims Court Articles.htm

April 1, 2008 People's Court aired a case in which I appeared as the plaintiff. Want to see it?

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Barrons Reverts Rights of Ownership of Book Back to Dr. Rothstein (See Barron's Letter March 19, 2013)

Read the article on Small Claims Court that I wrote for the American Journal of Orthodontics in March of '99.

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Small Claims Court Step by Step  (ISBN # is 0-7641-9157-8) is published by Barron’s Educational series and
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EFFECTIVE APRIL 2011:

Small Claims offices are open 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, M,T,W, and F., and open 9:00 am - 8:00 pm on Thursday only.

The Small Claims Cashier closes at 4:00 pm, M,T,W, and F and at 7:30 pm on Thursdays only.

Thursday Evening Small Claims Courtroom hours are 5:00 pm until 12:00 am. Calendar call starts at 6:30 pm.

IF YOU FILE A CLAIM TODAY YOU WILL HAVE TO WAIT ABOUT 4-5 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR CASE IS HEARD.

Want to settle your case long before your scheduled court date: Then Read

Website of The NY State Bar Association

The initial claim forms for all of the Small Claims Courts of New York City

     FEES FOR SMALL CLAIMS MATTERS

Just the basics of Brooklyn Small Claims Court

Glosssary of Legal Terms compiled at the Website of the NY State Unified Court System

1. Practitioner’s Guide to Small Claims Part, An Article from the New York Law Journal by Gerald Lebovits and Mark Snyder, Vol. 217, No. 36, p. 1, Tues., Feb. 25, 1997.

1b. How to Help Judgment Creditors Collect:... An Article from the New York Law Journal by Gerald Lebovits and Arthur F. Engoron, Vol. 219, No. 17, p. 1, Tues., Jan 27, 1998.

1c. Small Claims Courts Offer Prompt Adjudication Based on Substantive Law, Gerald Lebovits, New York State Bar Journal, December 1998, Vol. 70, No. 8

1d. Special Procedures Apply To Enforcing Judgments In Small Claims Courts   Gerald Lebovits, New York State Bar Journal
February 1999, Vol. 71, No. 2

1e. Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR)   http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menugetf.cgi?COMMONQUERY=LAWS Choose CVP   This is the "bible" when you need to know NY state's rules of court procedures when pursuing a civil case (Small Claims Court is a subdivision of Civil Court).

1f. The procedures governing Small Claims Actions are set out in article 18 (Small Claims) and 18-A (Commercial claims) of the New York City Civil Court Act (CCA)   and  http://public.leginfo.state.ny.us/menugetf.cgi?COMMONQUERY=LAWS  Choose CCA

1g.  Attention all: You can now E-file  in NYC a Small Claims Court action * see:   Welcome to TurboCourt -New York City Civil Court  http://www.turbocourt.com/go.jsp?act=actShowHome&state=NYC* (You will need to register and get a password)

1h.  Now there is still another online court filing service called Ncourt: http://ncourt.com/Default.aspx   You pay the $15 fee surcharge for the service, however, it seems easier to use and you can select the individual NYC court you want to file in and you can select at the get go whether you want to file an "individual" claim or a "commercial" claim.  At present you can choose courts  NY, GA and FL  

  • To file an Individual Small Claim, CLICK HERE.
  • To file a Commercial Claim, CLICK HERE. (For filing by corporations, partnerships and associations)

See my review of the precautions that will be helpful to know

* Information thanks to Werner Cohn: The New York Review of Books: Werner Cohn,
Bibliography of books and articles by Werner Cohn, from The New York Review of Books.
http://www.wernercohn.com/

2. Cover design by Barron’s: Legal-Ease Small Claims Court Step by Step

2a.   Amazon's reader reviews of this book

3. About the Author

4. Table of Contents

5. Foreword

6. Introduction

7. 12 Scenarios +1 (Chapter V from the book: the surprises :-( between filing the Initial Claim form and obtaining the moneyyou won by a  judgment in SCC)  

8. Bibliography and Sources of Information

9. An order form for the book, Small Claims Court.

    10. 42 guidelines to navigate the SCC successfully

The initial claim forms for all of the Small Claims Courts of New York City

SEE WHAT A SMALL CLAIMS COURT JUDGMENT LOOKS LIKE; READ THE FRONT AND THE BACK

Documents Available for Purchase at  http://www.drted.com/Small Claims Court Articles.htm

 

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