Introduction to Small Claims Court for Magistrates

  • Chapel Hill, NC

This course is designed for magistrates who are, or soon will be, holding small claims court, whether as a back-up civil magistrate or on a more regular basis. This course will provide a refresher of the legal principles often addressed in small claims cases as well as the rules of procedure. The course is skill-based, seeking to offer students instruction and practice in 1) correctly deciding small claims cases, and 2) acting as a judicial official in conducting small claims court (including consideration of the issues relating to judicial demeanor and dealing with attorneys in small claims court).


The registration deadline is April 22, 2024.

Additional information

Attendees: This course is open to NC Magistrates presently holding or preparing to hold Small Claims Court.

Introduction to Small Claims is a qualifying course in the Judicial College's Certification Program for Magistrates.

Credit: Magistrate CE

  • Chapel Hill, NC
    May 5 - 9, 2025
    UNC School of Government
    400 South Road
    Knapp-Sanders Building
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514
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    Must apply
For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

John Patrick Sherman

Program Manager, Courts Group
Teaching Assistant Professor