You often read in the media about problems in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court so I thought I would let you know about a couple of changes that have been made which will make a difference in the day to day running of the Court Registry
It is always the simple changes which are often the best, and on top of the list is the Dropbox located in the Family Court Registry
Even though I am now a senior lawyer I’ve always thought important to do my own filing if possible. The reason for this is that it keeps you in touch with what’s going on in the Court Registry and maintains my contacts giving me a better understanding of what the Registry staff need to do their work effectively.
Up until this change, when filing Court documents, there could be delays of up to an hour waiting to be served.
Now, if there is a queue, then all you need do is walk over to the Dropbox, put the documents in to a plastic folder supplied by the Court, fill in a very short form giving details of where you want the documents to be posted together with a self-addressed envelope (if you have one) and put it down the slot.
Mysteriously and magically a couple of days later the documents turn up at my office all filed and ready to go. If there’s a problem the court staff telephone my office and it can usually be resolved very quickly.
It saves the Court time and is a better use of their resources when the Registry Staff are busy. The best part is that I don’t have to wait any longer. I can still file over the counter if I like, but often this is not necessary.
Simple but brilliant!
And it probably saves the Court money and is a better use of their resources
I’ll let you know about the other change to the Court lists which is going to definitely help the clients in my next post
Speak to you later