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Can personnel from the Clerk's Office answer legal questions?

Filing without an attorney FAQ

No, personnel from the Clerk's Office are not permitted to give legal advice. Nobody can:

  • Explain the meaning of rules;
  • Answer questions as to whether this is the proper court in which to file your complaint;
  • Comment on your case;
  • Recommend how you should proceed;
  • Predict a decision a judicial officer might make;
  • Answer questions to how much time you have to file a complaint; and
  • Interpret an order of the court.


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Filing Without an Attorney-Legal Representation