How do you argue against attorney representing plaintiff in small claims courts?

Attorneys are not allowed during the small claims hearing. However, attorneys are allowed to be outside of the courtroom and the plaintiff and/or defendant may ask the judge if he or she can leave the courtroom to speak with their legal counsel.


While some courts do not allow attorneys to represent clients in small claims court, the majority of courts do allow people the benefit of counsel.

As in any court, you should present your side of the story, along with facts and evidence. Court is not a debate. You will have an opportunity to make both an opening and closing statement, as well as present evidence to support your side of the story. If you feel that you cannot adequately defend your case by yourself, you should hire an attorney to represent you.