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Disclaimer

Clerk & Court staff can:

· Tell you the status of a specific case, unless the case or information in the case is confidential. Confidential information is not available to the public because of state law or a judge’s decision.

· 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.

· Offer guidance on how to compute some deadlines and due dates.

· Provide court schedules and information on how to get matters scheduled.

· Provide the telephone number of the local attorney referral service or information about other agencies that may assist you.

PLEASE NOTE: Clerk & Court staff do not know the answers to all questions about court rules, procedures and practices.

Clerk & 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.

· Comment about specific persons you may name in a petition or pleading.

· 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.

LEGAL ADVICE:
Clerk & Court staff provides information, not legal advice. If you need legal advice, please contact an Attorney.

REMEMBER:
The court, including the judge and all staff, must remain impartial. They do not take sides in any matter coming before the court.