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  • Default Judgments - A Short Video Presentation

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    If a defendant fails to file an answer to a claim within thirty days after being served and does not reopen the case within another 15 days, or if the defendant does not show up for trial, he or she will automatically lose the case by Default Judgment. Content Detail

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    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • The Rule of Law

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    This short video explains the importance of the legal system in American society. This video is one in a series of public service videos presented by the State Bar of Georgia. Read More

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    State Bar of Georgia
  • Should I be Represented by a Lawyer? A Short Video Presentation

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    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • What is Magistrate Court? A Short Video Presentation

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    Both individuals and businesses can be sued in the Magistrate Court. In 1999, the limit for monetary damages that can be filed was increased from $5,000.00 to $15,000.00. Content Detail

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    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • Should I be Represented by a Lawyer? A Short Video Presentation

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    Persons appearing in court without a lawyer are called pro se litigants. In an effort to make the Magistrate Court user-friendly, hearings are usually conducted in an informal manner and the judge may intervene to ensure that the merits of the case are fairly presented. So if you feel comfortable speaking in front of people and are able to communicate your ideas well, you may decide that it's in your best interests to represent yourself. Content Detail

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    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • Trial by Jury

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    This short video explains the importance of the legal system in American society and particulary, the citizen-juror. This video is one in a series of public service videos presented by the State Bar of Georgia. Read More

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    State Bar of Georgia
  • Filing a Claim in Magistrate Court - A Short Video Presentation

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    Before filing a claim in Magistrate Court, you'll want to consider whether or not the defendant will have the economic resources to collect should you be awarded a judgment... Content Detail

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    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • Answering a Claim in Magistrate Court - A Short Video Presentation

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    A defendant has 30 days after service to answer a claim in Magistrate Court. He or she may deny the claim and request a hearing or consent to the claim and set up payments. Content Detail

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    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • What Happens After a Judgment? A Short Video Presentation

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    Once a judgment is rendered, either party can appeal that decision within a 30 day period. An appeal from Magistrate Court is transferred to either Superior or State Court, where everything will begin anew, as if the first trial never happened. Content Detail

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    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • Court Procedures in Magistrate Court - A Short Video Presentation

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    Before your trial begins, Magistrate Courts will require that you talk with the other side to see if your dispute can be settled. The law requires that you at least make a reasonable effort to resolve the dispute before trial. Remember that once this opportunity has passed, the ultimate resolution of the matter will lie with the court. Content Detail

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    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • The First Duty of Society is Justice

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    This brief video highlights the role of the courts in American society. Read More

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    State Bar of Georgia
  • What Kinds of Cases are not Allowed in Magistrate Court? A Short Video Presentation

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    Magistrate courts cannot try individuals charged with a felony or with certain misdemeanor offenses. The Magistrate Court does not have jurisdiction over restraining orders, divorce cases; child custody, child visitation and support cases; cases involving real estate, mental incompetence commitments and equity actions, which involve the rights of parties and seek to direct a person to perform a certain act or to refrain from doing an act. Content Detail

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    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • Other Considerations Before Bringing a Case to Magistrate Court - A Short Video Presentation

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    Before filing a criminal or civil case in Magistrate Court, it is wise to consider whether you have sufficient evidence to win your case... Content Detail

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    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • What Kinds of Cases Can You Bring Before Magistrate Court? A Short Video Presentation

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    The Magistrate Court is authorized to hear a variety of civil cases, as long as the claim does not exceed the $15,000.00 limit, including suits on accounts or contracts where a debtor has failed to pay a debt, damages or personal injury claims involving accidents or wrongful conduct, failure to perform on written contracts, personal property foreclosures, garnishments, levies on property to satisfy a judgment and abandoned motor vehicle. Landlord-tenant cases, referred to as dispossessory actions and in some cases distress warrants, are filed against individuals or corporations who remain on a property without the right to do so. These landlord-tenant actions are usually filed for non-payment of rent. Dispossessory actions represent an exception in Magistrate Court where the jurisdictional limit of $15,000.00 does not apply. Content Detail

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    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges
  • What are the Rules in Magistrate Court? Basic Rules for Civil Suits - A Short Video Presentation

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    As with all the other courts, the party who files an action is responsible for proving her case in Magistrate Court. Content Detail

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    Council Of Magistrate Court Judges