Conciliation Court is sometimes called “Small Claims Court.” Cases where the dispute is worth $15, 000 or less must be filed in Conciliation Court. The system is set up so that attorneys are not usually allowed; the process is geared toward you, and made easier to have the dispute resolved.
In Hennepin County Conciliation Court, volunteer attorneys are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
In Ramsey County Conciliation Court, volunteer attorneys and law students are available for brief consultation meetings every Tuesday afternoon, 1-4 p.m.
When you go to Conciliation Court, bring whatever papers apply to the dispute. You will also need to have witnesses present at the time of the hearing.