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Can someone else represent me?

If you are under 18 or have been declared mentally incompetent by a court you may be represented by a guardian ad litem. If you are a minor, this person is usually a parent. If the court decides that you are unable to properly present your claim or defense for any reason, the court may allow another person to help you. The person who helps you cannot be an attorney.


You usually cannot send anyone else to represent you in court if you are involved in a Small Claims case. There are a few exceptions to the rule that you must represent yourself.


If you are: You may be represented by:
Business Owner A regular employee if the claim can be proved by account information and the employee has knowledge of the account
Partnership One of the partners
Corporation An employee, officer, or director if they have not been hired just to represent the corporation in court
Military Service Member Another person. You will need to submit declarations to support your claim or defense and meet the following requirements:
  • No lawyers
  • No rules of evidence
  • No juries
More Small Claims Q&A Topics
Small Claims Basics
Thinking about Filing a Small Claims case?
Filing my case
Serving Notice of my case to the defendant
Responding to a Small Claims case as a defendant
Appearing in Court
Your Day in Court
Collecting a Judgment
Paying a Judgment
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