Special Topics in Small Claims for Magistrates

This course is sponsored by NC Administrative Office of the Courts.

This seminar is intended for magistrates who hold Small Claims court, and focuses on a different topic each year allowing a “deep dive” into skill-building and substantive law for small claims magistrates at various stages in their careers. The 2024 Special Topics class will focus on negligence, contracts, and leases, and will satisfy the Summary Ejectment Laws continuing education requirement under G.S. 7A-177(b1). Magistrates will receive hands-on instruction and practice in

  • anticipating, preventing, and resolving common procedural issues in small claims court;
  • evaluating evidence in terms of relevance, significance, validity, and reliability at trial;
  • developing personalized checklists, scripts, and standardized practices to improve consistency and confidence in conducting court;
  • understanding, identifying and skillfully responding to the needs and expectations of various litigants as well as attorneys;
  • entering judgment.

Fee: There is no registration fee for this course.

Additional information

Attendees: NC magistrates holding Small Claims Court

Special Topics in Small Claims for Magistrates is a qualifying course in the Judicial College's Certification Program for Magistrates

  • Chapel Hill, NC
    June 26 - 27, 2024
    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