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I have a question but im not sure if i should make an appointment with a lawyer who try small claims court

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And can you tell me what's been officially filed?

North carolina and i havent filed anything yet i would be the plaintiff

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No okay

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Hello,

Although there is no specific rule of thumb concerning when to hire legal counsel for a small claims case, in my opinion, if the amount at stake is $3,000 or greater, than I would hire a lawyer, because even if it costs you $500, you're more likely to win.

Also, if your opponent has hired a lawyer, then you definitely should hire a lawyer, because otherwise, you will be up against a professional, and you won't know how to respond to the attorney's arguments and objections.

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