Judicial employees are required to maintain the dignity of the judiciary at all times, and avoid both impropriety and the appearance of impropriety. Clerks, as judicial employees, are committed to assisting you in the Superior Court - but can not give legal advice.
Clerk staff can:
- Explain and answer general questions about how the court works.
- Give you general information about court rules, procedures, and provide you with the number for lawyer referral services, legal aid programs, and other services where you can get legal information.
- Provide court schedules and information on how to get a case scheduled.
- Give you information from your case file that is not restricted.
- Provide you with court forms and instructions that are available.
- Usually answer questions about court deadlines
Clerk staff cannot:
- Tell you whether or not you should bring your case to court.
- Tell you what words to use in your court papers or whether they are correct.
- Tell you what to say in court.
- Give you an opinion about what will happen if you bring your case to court
- Conduct legal research for you
- Talk to the judge for you or let you talk to the judge outside of court
- Alter court documents
See this list in: Spanish (PDF)