Starting today and every Monday until the end of the year, I'll be taking you on a step-by-step journey through a typical day in court. I hope you find it interesting and that you'll learn enough to navigate your next court appearance!
|This is the US Supreme Court. Most likely you won't be going here.|
|This courthouse is in Serbia. You're not likely to be going here either.|
|This courthouse is in Orange County Florida. For heavily-populated counties, your courthouses probably look like this|
|This courthouse is in Orange County North Carolina. For moderately-populated counties, your courthouses probably look like this|
|This courthouse is in Orange County Vermont. For sparsely-populated counties, your courthouses probably look like this.|
Today – why are you in court in the first place?
Next week – congratulations, you found the courthouse! Now where do you park your car?
Later – yikes, armed security! Will they let you inside?
Even later – you got inside, but this place is huge! Where do you go?
Later still – you found the courtroom. Now what?
Today we'll talk about why you're going to court in the first place. If you're a normal American citizen [and not, for example, a lawyer], you are NOT happy to be at court.
|Mr. Frowny Fish|
|You've never done this? I don't believe you.|
Wait. That's a lawyer's curse too. Drat.
|This is obviously the wrong photo|
|This looks more accurate|
|Everyone's favorite mail|
|The red taillights are a good indicator that you're in Los Angeles now|
It's no wonder you're not happy to be in court.
|Yep, this is what you look like|
Next week: You found the courthouse. Now where do you park?