Each local court has an office that is called the court registry. Staff at local court registries can give you information about your court matter and court forms. Many local court registries are also district court registries.
Court registry staff can help you:
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what court staff can and can't do.
Most full time local court registries have a registrar or deputy registrar who can provide information, assistance and guidance to members of the public on local court procedures and applications. This is called the chamber service. The chamber service does not provide legal advice and cannot represent people in court.
The chamber service may be available by appointment at your local court, depending on the nature of the inquiry and the availability of the senior registry officer.
Local court staff and the chamber service can help you prepare some court documents for matters to be heard by a local court including:
Local court staff cannot help people seeking assistance or advice on:
You may need to
seek legal advice for forms to be lodged in the:
The functions of a JP in NSW are primarily:
Various organisations including some courts make JPs available at scheduled times and locations across NSW to assist with the above functions.
To locate a JP service visit the JP NSW website and search the online public register or view a list of scheduled JP services.
Court JP services and hours differ between locations, contact the relevant registry to find out more information.
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The information on this site is a guide only and is not legal advice - see disclaimer.