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Small Claims

SLS assists students with small claims matters provided the opposing party is not also a PSU student.  We can meet with you to discuss your small claims matter during our walk-in hours, which are posted here.  Some common types of assistance on small claims matters include:

  1. Identifying the legal basis of any claims and the amounts to be claimed.
  2. Explaining the small claims process and how to file a claim or respond to a claim against you.
  3. Facilitating settlement of the claim prior to trial, including preparing students for mediation and helping draft demand letters.
  4. Preparing students for the day of court by giving feedback on arguments and conducting practice presentations.
Please note that Oregon law, with very limited exception, prohibits attorneys from representing a client in small claims court; students must go to court on their own behalf and represent themselves.  

We encourage you to access our FAQ page for more information.