Court Staff Assistance

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:

We can:

  • 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.  

We cannot:

  • 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.