What happens at the trial?
At the trial, those present will be the judge, you (the plaintiff), your witnesses, and your lawyer if you choose to have one, the defendant, defense witnesses, and possibly the defendant's lawyer. The courtroom will always be open to the public. The judge will explain the procedure to you. Do not be afraid to ask questions. During the trial, you will be given an opportunity to tell what happened that caused you to sue the defendant. Show any papers, bills, receipts, or letters you have to the judge. You will probably be asked questions by the other side, or by the judge. Then your witnesses will be allowed to tell what they know about the case. The defendant will be given the same opportunity. You and the defendant will be permitted to ask questions of any witness. The judge's decision will be made within five days of the trial and all parties are notified by mail.

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