1) I have the forms, but who can help me fill out the forms?
A: The Clerk of Court is not allowed to help you in filing out any forms. We are not lawyers and cannot give out any legal advice
2) Can I speak to a judge about my case?
A: No. It is inappropriate to speak with a judge about a specific case without both parties being present. Information facts relating to a case are presented in a courthouse during scheduled events.
3) How can I receive copies of Judgments or any other document filed in a civil file?
A: Copies of items in civil case files can be obtained by visiting our office in person or mailing in your request. Visit the fee schedule for a list of our copy and certify fees. When mailing in your request please include a self-addressed stamped envelope along with appropriate copy fees to assure receipt of the documents you requested.
4) I have been served with civil papers. What do I need to do to file an answer?
A: You can hire an attorney to file your answer or you may do it yourself. These can be handwritten or typed. You will need to file an answer with the Clerk’s Office and also send one to the filing attorney. None of these conditions applying, the judge does have discretion to excuse persons for reason of hardship or inconvenience. However, such excusals are carefully reviewed, and are not granted automatically.