Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions that we receive. Click on the question to review the answer. If you have a question that is not here, please contact us.

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Public

Q: What are the courtroom rules covering appearances in the courtroom?

Q: If I am called as a witness in a case, where do I go and what should I bring with me?

Q: If I have a lawsuit pending in court, may I talk to the judge about it alone?

Q: If I want a copy of the transcript of a hearing or a trial, how can I get it and how much does it cost?

Q: Who do I call in order to have bail set in a criminal matter?

Q: Where do I go to post or pay the bail in a criminal matter?

Q: Can I receive legal advice from the judge?

Q: If I am ordered to appear in Court on a criminal matter, but have an emergency on the date of my court appearance, what should I do?

Attorneys

Q: Should I send a courtesy copy of briefs to the judge’s office in addition to the copy submitted in the clerk’s office?

Q: Do I need to get the judge’s approval for a settlement involving a minor?

Q: Do I need to file all exhibits and depositions to be used at trial with the judge beforehand, and if so, how early should I submit them?

Q: If there is an issue in litigation that could be easily resolved by way of a status conference, should I call the Judge’s office to arrange it?

Q: If I have an issue regarding Court procedure and am not sure how to proceed, how can I go about seeking assistance?

Q: Should motions in limine be filed to resolve evidentiary issues before trial?

Q: When is motion hour and which division handles motion hour throughout the month?