The Court Administrator and Deputy Court Administrator must remain impartial to all parties involved in a case. The following is a list of what the court staff can and cannot do for you. We will try to answer any questions you have about your case or any matters within our jurisdiction:
- Explain and answer questions about how the court works;
- Tell you what the requirements are to have your case considered by the court;
- Give you some information from your case file;
- Provide you with samples of court forms that are available;
- Provide you with guidance on how to fill out forms;
- Answer questions about court deadlines.
- Give you legal advice. Only a lawyer or public defender can give you legal advice;
- Tell you whether or not you should bring your case to court;
- Give you an opinion about what will happen if you bring your case to court;
- Recommend a lawyer, but we can provide you with the telephone number of a local lawyer referral service;
- Talk to the judge for you about what will happen in your case;
- Let you talk to the judge outside of court;
- Change an order issued by a judge.