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For Immediate Release:
August 13, 2013
Media Contact:
Leonard Elias
LE28@miamidade.gov
305-375-4199

Small Claims Court Clinic to be held in Miami Shores, Florida


(MIAMI, August 13, 2013) – The Miami-Dade Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources will host a FREE Small Claims Court Clinic on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Miami Shores Community Center, 9617 Park Drive, Miami Shores. 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 Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources 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 Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources – Consumer Protection Hotline at (305) 375-3677.