Student Legal Services assists students with small claims matters provided the opposing party is not also a P.S.U. student. We can meet with you to discuss your small claims matter during our drop-in hours, which are posted on our drop-ins web page.
Some common types of assistance on small claims matters include:
- Identifying the legal basis of any claims and the amounts to be claimed.
- Explaining the small claims process and how to file a claim or respond to a claim against you.
- Facilitating settlement of the claim prior to trial, including preparing students for mediation and helping draft demand letters.
- Preparing students for the day of court by giving feedback on arguments and conducting practice presentations.