If you are presenting your case in small claims be honest and upfront with them. Bring any evidence you have with you to present your side. Be polite. When they ask everyone to stand they will introduce the person who is to judge the case. Take your cue from them. If they say the Honorable then address them as such. If unsure use sir or madam. They will let you know if they want you to address them in a different way. You can also ask the clerk before you are brought into the room what you should address them as. Don't be rude and interupt the other side. Wait until they are finished and then you can say "Your Honor, I have proof to the contrary of what they presented."
You might also want to consider attending a couple of open court cases just to see how they are handled. Be clean and well groomed when you go to court. No low cut tops, flipflops, shorts, jeans, sweatshirts, etc. You are best off .....
at 10:05 AM on Sep. 25, 2009