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For Immediate Release:
March 20, 2012
Media Contact:
Alejandra Castro-Nuñez
acastro@miamidade.gov
305-375-4942

Upcoming Small Claims Court Clinic to be held in Homestead, Florida


(MIAMI, March 20, 2012) – The Miami-Dade Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Division will host a FREE Small Claims Court Clinic on Thursday, April 12, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at City Hall in Homestead, Florida.  Attendees will receive hands-on help for filing their cases in Small Claims Court. The Small Claims Court process will be led by Miami-Dade Consumer Advocate, Leonard Elias, who will explain the County’s Small Claims Court system. In addition, Elias will provide a detailed explanation of how the Small Claims Court works and will answer questions from participants.

The Small Claims Court process is used by individuals to address disputes involving $5,000 or less, without the costly assistance of an attorney. Visit the Business Affairs and Consumer Protection website for instructions in English and Spanish on how to file in Small Claims Court as well as collect on a judgment.  Legal forms are available for download from the website free of charge, or at the clinic for $5.00.

For questions regarding the clinics or additional information, call the Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Division at (305) 375-3677.

Who:
Miami-Dade Business Affairs and Consumer Protection Division
What:
Free Small Claims Court Clinic
When:
April 12, 2012, 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Where:
Homestead City Hall
790 North Homestead Boulevard
Homestead, Florida