TJSL Small Claims Assistance Returns for the Spring

By Valerie on February 01, 2019//Leave a comment

Do you have a legal claim valued at less than $10,000? Have you thought about filing in San Diego’s Small Claims Court? Thomas Jefferson School of Law and the San Diego Law Library are working together to bring two programs to the Downtown Law Library that can help you!


Small Claims Self-Help Workshop

The first is the TJSL Small Claims Self-Help Workshop. The purpose of this 45-minute workshop is to provide general legal information about Small Claims procedures in a group setting. The workshop will include a discussion of the various forms used in the San Diego Superior Court, Small Claims Division, the procedures for filing a small claims action, and the fee involved. There will also be a discussion about the various resources available to small claims litigants, including relevant code sections and public information websites. This workshop does not provide individual consultations.


The Workshop will take place the following days:

  • Saturday, February 16th, 2019
  • Saturday, March 16th, 2019


The Workshop runs from 11am to 12 pm. You can register by calling the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Clinical Program at (619) 961-4371.


Small Claims Clinic

The second program is the TJSL Small Claims Self-Help. The clinic provides free limited legal assistance for low to moderate income individuals and businesses with small claims issues. TJSL alumni attorneys and law students provide half-hour consultations to litigants who need assistance when being sued, suing another party, or recovering money for a small claims judgment.


The Clinic will take place on the following days:

  • Monday, February 11th, 2019
  • Tuesday, February 26th, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 26th , 2019


The Clinic runs from 3 pm to 5 pm. You can register by calling the Thomas Jefferson School of Law Clinical Program at (619) 961-4371.

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