How do I make an appointment to speak with the Judge or Court Commissioner?
Judges and Court Commissioners cannot meet with any person alone. This would be considered an ex parte communication, and is prohibited by the Code of Judicial Ethics and Supreme Court Rules. If you would like to present facts concerning your case, you must schedule a hearing before the assigned Judge or the Court Commissioner by filing and serving a motion, notice, and supporting affidavit. The same rules apply to written letters sent to a Judge or Court Commissioner; you must send a copy to the other party.
- Where do I make a formal complaint about a Justice, District Judge, Circuit Court Judge, Court Commissioner, Magistrate; Municipal Court Judge or other judicial officer?
- What does the court commissioner need in order to advise the Judge that the case is ready for the divorce hearing?
- Can I speak with the judge or prosecutor about a case before the court date?