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Unfortunately, a power of attorney does not actually permit someone to represent another person in court. The only person that can appear for someone else in court is a licensed attorney.
While small claims does allow another person to "assist" a litigant (so for example if you have difficulty speaking English, are hard of hearing, or simply need help organizing your papers), you can have another person come to the small claims hearing and assist you.
But to actually appear in court on your behalf and represent you, you need a licensed attorney.