The Law Library will provide brief, general answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on this page.
Q) I won my case in Conciliation Court; when will the court send me my money?
A) The court will not send you any money from your judgment because it is not the court’s job to collect judgments. It is your responsibility, as the winning party, to collect the judgment yourself. You should have received notice of the judgment in writing from the court. That paperwork should include information on when you may start the procedures to collect your judgment, and what procedures are available to you. If you no longer have that paperwork, please get in touch with the Law Library and we will try to assist you.
Q) Can law library staff provide legal advice?
A) No. Law library staff are not employed as attorneys or advocates. They cannot provide legal advice, opinion, or interpretation and cannot represent you in court.
Q) Are my conversations with law library staff confidential?
A) No. There is no attorney-client confidentiality or privilege between any visitor and law library staff. While staff will not voluntarily discuss your information with others, they will have to do so if under a subpoena or court order to disclose the information.
Q) Does the law library have a form for everything?
A) No. The law library has access to many forms, but forms have not been created for every type of action or motion. Library staff will try to help find forms, but there is no guarantee that a ready-to-use form will be found for your purposes.
Q) If I use the law library, then the person on the other side of my case can’t use the library, right?
A) Wrong. The law library is a neutral space that may serve more than one party to an action. Library staff will not willingly discuss either side’s information with the other, or even confirm that services are being provided to the other party.