Generally, people using the civil court system in Tennessee must pay fees and costs for the privilege of using the courts. However, in situations of extreme financial hardship, some people cannot afford these fees and costs. In those circumstances, a judge may allow you to use the courts without paying the fees and costs up front if you meet certain requirements. How to Ask the Judge for Help:
When you receive notice from court that you are being sued, or if you are suing someone else, going to court can be intimidating. You can use this guide to learn more about what to expect in court.
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There may come a time when you need to find a lawyer to help you with a legal problem, such as a car accident, eviction, or order of protection. There are many different ways you can find a lawyer that is right for you if you're in need of legal help.
If you are handling your legal case without a lawyer, this means you are “representing yourself.” It's best to get advice and information about your case from a lawyer, even if you do not have one. The resources below will provide helpful information about going to court and representing yourself in General Sessions court.
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