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FAQ - Small Claims

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 does the plaintiff put in their complaint?

In general, the plaintiff (the person who files the lawsuit) uses the complaint to tell the court, in their own words, why they are suing someone and what they want the judge to do.  For example, they might be asking the judge to order the person to pay a certain amount of money.  To learn what a plaintiff can ask the judge to do in a specific situation, they can research that question at a law library, or an attorney can advise them.