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What to expect in court


If you haven't been to court before and you're not sure what to expect, the links in this section will provide helpful information.

Going to court can be difficult, this section of the local court website will assist you with information you may be curious about. There is also a lot more helpful information at:

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Before starting any court proceedings you should check which court or tribunal is right for your matter. Call LawAccess NSW for help.

LawAccess NSW is a free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in New South Wales.

Visit www.lawaccess.justice.nsw.gov.au

The Representing yourself section of the LawAccess website can help you if you have a legal problem in New South Wales. Representing yourself explains legal procedures and forms for court and tribunal cases. It provides:

  • step by step guides to starting and running your case
  • instructions for filling out court forms
  • checklists and frequently asked questions
  • information on alternatives to court
  • contacts for further information and advice






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The information on this site is a guide only and is not legal advice - see disclaimer.