small claims generally cannot handle things like that. Remove the small claims matter to Superior Court first and then file the motion to compel
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You Will Only Be Able To Compel Such Arbitration If There Is A Contract Which Provided For Such Arbitration. If There Is Such A Contract It Will Usually spell Out How To Demand Such Arbitration. Usually It Will Require Written Notice To The Other Party. Understand That Arbitration Can Be Very Expensive. Much More So Than Small Claims Court.
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