Preparing for court


You may be interested in these useful Justice related links

  • Sign up to receive a text message reminder the day before your next District Court appearance.

  • Audio Visual Links.  Most court hearings are conducted in person in a court room. However on occasion some hearings are conducted by telephone or by audio visual links. Information about hearings by audio visual links (AVL) can be found on the Ministry of Justice's website. AVL is commonly used in the High Court for second appearances of category 4 offences in circuit courts.

Court hearings using audio visual links

Court-custody links (PDF, 684 KB) 

  • Information on the Ministry of Justice website explains how to go to court without legal representation 

Taking or defending a civil claim in the High Court

Defending a criminal charge in the High Court