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Below is a list of some things that court staff can and cannot do for you.
Please read it carefully before asking the court staff for help.

COURT STAFF
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 information from your case file
  • Make you copies of court documents from your case file.
  • Provide you with samples of court forms that are available.
  • Provide you with written instructions and pamphlets on how to fill out the forms.
  • Explain generally the different forms.

BUT,
COURT
STAFF
CANNOT

  • Give you legal advice. Only a lawyer can give you legal advice.
  • Tell you what is the best way to protect your interests for your case. Only a lawyer can tell you the best way to go about your case.
  • Help you select which form you should file.
  • Tell you what you should write on a court document.
  • Tell you what options to choose on a form, but we can explain generally what are the options.
  • 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 the courtroom.
  • Explain an order issued by a judge, commissioner or master.