What the Court Can Do for You
- Explain and answer questions about how the court works.
- Provide you with contact information for resources and programs and other services where you can get legal information.
- Check your papers for completeness. For example, we check for signatures, notarization, correct county name, correct case number, and presence of attachments.
- Give you general information about court rules, procedures, and practices.
- Provide court schedules and information on how to get a case scheduled.
- Provide you information from your case file.
- Provide you with court forms and instructions that are available.
- Answer questions about court deadlines and how to compute them.
- Tell you whether or not you should bring your case to court.
- Tell you what words to use in your court papers. (However, we can check your papers for completeness. For example, we check for signatures, notarization, correct county name, correct case number, and presence of attachments.)
- Tell you what to say in court.
- Give you an opinion about what will happen if you bring your case to court.
- Talk to the judge for you.
- Let you talk to the judge outside of court.
- Change an order signed by a judge.