Justice of the Peace
JPs hear three different kinds of civil lawsuits
(2) Justice Civil Suits (up to a $10,000 limit)
(3) Small Claims (up to a $10,000 limit)
Eviction and Justice Civil cases are conducted according to the rules of civil procedure and evidence. Small Claims court ( the peoples's court) cases are not bound by the rules of civil procedure or evidence ( the judge gets to ask questions). Post judgment proceedings on all three different types of civil cases are the same, with the exception of the actual eviction process itself which has its own set of rules.