More on Small Claims Court
The Star-News has a nice article on small claims court or magistrate's court here. I did a post a few months ago on the procedures of this type of court. The Star-News article personalizes the New Hanover County small claims court with an interview with one of the civil magistrates. I have helped people with their case before Judge Whitted and can say he does a good job in listening to non-lawyers present their case, ask them the right questions, applying that to North Carolina law, and then taking the time to explain it to the people that have brought the case so even if they lose, they understand why.