RULE 10.2 SMALL CLAIMS COURT
(a) Appearances. The parties shall appear in person, unless otherwise authorized by the court, and may be represented by a lawyer admitted to practice law before the courts of this state. A lawyer representing a party in small claims court may participate in the trial to the extent and in the manner that the court, in the court's discretion, considers helpful.
(b) Business Associations. A corporation, partnership, limited liability company, sole proprietorship, or association may be represented in a small claims court action by an officer, manager, or partner, or an agent in the case of a condominium, cooperative or townhouse association, or may appoint a natural person who is an employee of the party or a commercial property manager to appear on its behalf or settle a claim in small claims court. In the case of an officer, employee, commercial property manager, or agent of a condominium, cooperative or townhouse association, an authorized power of attorney, corporate authorization resolution, corporate by-law or other evidence of authority acceptable to the court must be filed with the claim or presented at the trial. The authority shall remain in full force and effect only as long as the case is active in small claims court.
Rule 10.2 was adopted, effective_____________.
SOURCES: Joint Procedure Committee Minutes of ________________ pages _____; Minn.Gen.Prac.R. 512.
CONSIDERED: N.D.C.C. ch. 27-08.1.