Doug's Articles

Can Things said in Open Court Be Repeated Outside of Court?

Posted on February 25th, 2016 by Centennial Law in Going to Court

My ex-husband has a transcript of our divorce trial. He has given several copies to friends.  Can I do anything?

The short answer:  "no."  Parts of the court process are private – but, in general, anything which happens in open court is in the public domain.  Access to court records pertaining to family law cases is slightly restricted but, even then, there is no general rule of privacy for such records.

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A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing

Posted on February 11th, 2016 by Centennial Law in Going to Court

Does a litigant who is represented by a lawyer have an advantage and, if so, is that unfair?

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