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- Should the organization obtain a lawyer for a small claims case against them or is the President responsible for defending the organization?
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Yes, an officer can appear on behalf of the corporation in a small claims case (one not exceeding $5,000).

 

http://www.oag.state.md.us/Consumer/smallclaims.pdf

 

 

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Need more clarification. the writ of summons is served on the organization but when I look at the defendent name is XXXXX XXXXX defendents, 1 is me and the second is me as president of the organization, so must I get a lawyer to defend me as the president or should the organization have a lawyer?

 

Business Lawyer: Thomas McJD, Attorney replied 5 years ago

No, you can represent yourself as an individual and you can represent the corporation as its President. You don't have to retain an attorney.

 

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