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FAQ - Civil Cases in Limited Jurisdiction Courts

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

What is the difference between small claims and a civil case?

Small claims can be used if you are suing for $3,500 or less. If you are suing for less than $10,000, you can file a civil case in justice court. Also there are no attorneys allowed in small claims (unless both sides agree), and there are no appeals in small claims. Attorneys and appeals are allowed in civil claims.