Preparing For Court
Here are a few tips for setting you up for success to prepare for your day in court.
- Find out where your case is being held.
- Be sure to check if there are any COVID-19 protocols in place (mask requirements, social distancing, virtual meetings, etc.)
- Arrive at least 30 minutes early. You may run into delays with parking and security.
- Dress to impress. It’s important to dress as if you’re going to a job interview. Be sure to avoid clothing that looks too casual (sleeveless or low-cut tops, tank tops, shorts, flip-flops, jeans, or non-religious hats).
- Know the facts of your case and be sure to find out what items (emails, receipts, documents, etc.) you need to support your claim.
- Print off at least three copies of each of the supporting documents you plan on bringing to court.
- Prepare an outline to help guide you.
- Practice what you’re going to say in court beforehand.
- Remember, no electronic devices are allowed while court is in session.
- Be sure if you have any witnesses, they know when and where to show up for court. If they are unable to make it, be sure to inform the Judge.
- Be prepared to spend all day in court, so be sure to plan accordingly for childcare.