Montgomery County District Court Judge Jimmy B. Pool is the special guest on this episode of The Beasley Allen Report. He talks with show host, Beasley Allen Shareholder Gibson Vance, about cases where people represent themselves in court. There are two District Courts in Montgomery County that handle civil cases -- Small Claims Court, which handles matters involving disputes up to $3,000 in value, and District Court Civil, with jurisdiction up to $10,000. The District Court also handles criminal cases, such as DUI cases, and preliminary hearings for every felony case made in Montgomery County. There are three District Court judges in Montgomery. In addition to Judge Pool, District Court cases are handled by Judge Sharon Yates and Judge Pam Higgins. While it can be in a person's best interest to pay a small filing fee and represent himself in District Court for certain civil matters, it can be intimidating. Judge Pool recommends that people think ahead when entering into agreements or business arrangements. Keep all paperwork, he says, and bring anything you think may be relevant to your case to court with you. Documentation will be critical to your case, and prevent arguments of "he said, she said." Stay calm, and follow the procedures of the court, he says. This will let the judge hear both sides of the story and make an informed decision.