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Effective - 02 Jan 1979, see footnote bottom

  482.335.  Duties of clerk of small claims courts — notices to be posted — plaintiff to advise clerk of time hearing preferred — clerk not practicing law. — 1.  Clerks under the supervision of the small claims court judges shall explain to litigants the procedures and functions of the small claims court and shall assist them in filling out all forms and pleadings necessary for the presentation of their claim or counterclaim to the court.  Notice of the fact that clerks will provide such assistance shall be conspicuously posted in the clerks' offices.

  2.  The location of the office where a small claims action can be filed and the location of the courtroom where small claims sessions are being held shall be conspicuously posted in the court building.

  3.  At the time of filing of a small claim, the plaintiff shall advise the clerk whether a daytime, evening or Saturday hearing is preferred by the plaintiff.

  4.  The performance of duties prescribed in this section shall not constitute the practice of law as defined in section 484.010. All duties of the clerk prescribed in this section shall be performed without cost to the litigants.

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(L. 1976 H.B. 1317 & 1098 § 4 subsec. 7, A.L. 1978 H.B. 1634)

Effective 1-02-79


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