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 some information from your case file.
  • Provide you with guidance on how to fill out forms.
  • Usually answer questions about court deadlines.

Court staff cannot:

  • Give you legal advice. Only your lawyer can give you legal advice.
  • Tell you whether or not to bring your case to court.
  • Give you an opinion about what will happen if you bring your case to court.
  • Recommend a lawyer, but court staff can provide information  to contact a local referral service.
  • Talk to a 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.