How to prepare for court

This fact sheet can help you prepare for your visit to the Federal Court or Federal Circuit Court and give you a basic understanding of court proceedings.

02 November 2015

It’s important to prepare for court so you know what to bring, which court to go to and how to behave. It helps ensure that you know what to expect and shows the Judge that you are prepared. It may also increase the court’s efficiency in getting your matters resolved.

This fact sheet covers:

  • Key words used in court proceedings
  • Where you can find the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court
  • What you should wear
  • What you should bring to court
  • Where to go in court
  • Who can come to court with you
  • How to behave in court
  • Types of court hearings
  • How you communicate with the court
Fact sheet: Preparing to go to CourtDownload PDF (203 KB)

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This resource was published 02/11/2015. This is legal information only and does not constitute legal advice. You should always contact a lawyer for advice specific to your situation.


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