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Conciliation Court, also known as "small claims court," is where people can have claims of $10,000 or less decided by a judge or referee. If you make your claim for the Conciliation Court limit of $10,000, you cannot ask for more money later for another claim related to the same incident. Conciliation Court has relatively simple procedures to follow and does not involve expensive court fees. It is designed to be a court where you do not need a lawyer to represent you. NOTE: Getting a judgment in Conciliation Court does not guarantee payment. Collecting a judgment can be difficult and may involve out-of-pocket expenses for filing fees and other costs.
For more information on Conciliation Court, please see the Minnesota Judicial Branch Self Help Center