What can the clerk help me with? (August 18, 2017)

The clerk’s office can:

  • explain and answer questions about how the court works;
  • provide phone numbers for local legal services;
  • provide court calendars and forms; and
  • provide access to the electronic case file at the public lobby terminal.

The clerk’s office cannot:

  • give legal advice such as if you should or should not file a case;
  • calculate deadlines for your case absent what is on the public docket;
  • interpret laws or court orders;
  • assist with writing pleadings and filings; and
  • communicate with the Judge on your behalf or allow you talk to the Judge outside of a court hearing.