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I have a few questions and didn't want to post a bunch of diff ones but...

how do I present my case to the judge?

if i am seen in front of a general magistrate how do i address them? "your honor" ?

has anyone ever represented themselves?


Asked by WhatevaItTakes at 8:20 PM on Sep. 24, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • If you are presenting your case in small claims be honest and upfront with them. Bring any evidence you have with you to present your side. Be polite. When they ask everyone to stand they will introduce the person who is to judge the case. Take your cue from them. If they say the Honorable then address them as such. If unsure use sir or madam. They will let you know if they want you to address them in a different way. You can also ask the clerk before you are brought into the room what you should address them as. Don't be rude and interupt the other side. Wait until they are finished and then you can say "Your Honor, I have proof to the contrary of what they presented."

    You might also want to consider attending a couple of open court cases just to see how they are handled. Be clean and well groomed when you go to court. No low cut tops, flipflops, shorts, jeans, sweatshirts, etc. You are best off .....

    Answer by baconbits at 10:05 AM on Sep. 25, 2009

  • coming to a moms networking forum for legal advice? Not a good idea. Hire a lawyer.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:20 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • yuppers

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:59 PM on Sep. 24, 2009

  • wearing a nice pair of dress pants and dress top that doesn't cut down low. A nice dress suit is also good.

    If this is a major case you will be better off with a lawyer but in these times many of us simply can not afford to pay for one. Be prepared that if you walk into court that the other side could very well have one. Also please do not think that this is Judge Judy. Most court cases are no where near what goes on in their shows.

    Answer by baconbits at 10:07 AM on Sep. 25, 2009