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The best way to approach this issue (short of hiring an attorney - which I understand you not wanting to do, I wouldn't either), is to file a petition in the court that issued the judgment to set the amount of damages. It does not matter if you are in front of one of the same judges and it does not matter if the outcome from that judge is the same. The petition needs to be filed and you need to request a hearing on the matter.
The judge will likely dismiss your petition, as it seems has already been the case. When he or she dismisses your petition, you can then file an appeal for the ruling and get this before a higher court. You need to request a hearing on the merits of your petition on appeal as well. The objective will be to get the appeal court to either set the damages or to remand this back to the court you appealed from with the specific order to that court to set the amount of damages associated with the judgment.
So, file your petition and try to get a hearing. When they rule against you appeal with the idea being to get the appeal court to set damages or remand to the court ordering them to do so.
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