Municipal Court staff provides information, not legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney.
Court Staff Can
- Tell you the status of a specific case, unless the case or information in the case is confidential
- Provide the court file on a specific case for you to review. If the case is confidential, you will need a court order to see the file
- Give you general information on court rules, procedures and practices
- Provide court approved or required forms or tell you where you can find forms. There may be a charge for some forms. Forms are not available for all legal proceedings
- Provide court schedules and information on how to get matters scheduled
The court staff may not know the answers to all questions about court rules, procedures and practices.
Court Staff Cannot
- Advise you about whether you should file a case or whether you should take any particular action in a case
- Tell you what words to put in a form
- Tell you what to say in court
- Tell you what decision the judge will make or what sentence the judge will impose
- Apply the law nor give directions about how to respond in any aspect of the legal process
- Change an order signed by a judge
- Let you talk to a judge outside of court
The court, including the judge and all staff, must remain impartial. They do not take sides in any matter coming before the court.
Local Court Rules
The Court's Rules of General Application can be found here.