In some states the Small Claims courts do not allow a non full time employees outside law firm or attorney represent a party which is a business entity ( such as a corporation), because they want the actual parties in courts and make it less formal. In General : in states where this is the case are there any specific codes or rules or laws describing this? If you know of any state could you please be specific as to the state/ city you quoting or where to look up the specific code or?. Specific as to Texas: any such code, rule or law ?This question is not related to cost of attorney, but simply if there is a hearing or matter in fromnt of Small Claims court may the business not appear through an officer or full time employee, but hire an outside attorney who would make the appearance? For example Pamela Kosly in CA posted: "While Small Claims courts doesn't allow lawyers to appear for clients,..." does Pamela mean specifically CA only? If so, where is CA code addressing specifically such point?