What information can court staff give?
Court or tribunal staff can provide you with certain information relating to your matter, but they cannot give legal advice.
- explain and answer questions about how the particular court or tribunal works
- give you general information about court or tribunal rules, procedures and practices
- give information about providers of free legal advice
- provide or direct you to court lists
- provide information about how to get a case listed
- give you some information about your case file
- give you the court, tribunal or registry forms that are available
- answer questions about where to access court decisions.
- give you legal advice - only a legal practitioner can give you legal advice
- tell you whether or not you should bring your case to a court or tribunal
- give you an opinion on what will happen if you bring your case to a court or tribunal
- advise you on the division of a court or tribunal in which to commence an action
- tell you what words to use in your court or tribunal papers
- tell you what to say in a court or tribunal
- talk to the judge, magistrate or commissioner on your behalf
- let you talk to the judge, magistrate or commissioner outside of court
- change an order signed by a judge, magistrate or commissioner.