​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

​​Pre-trial review

The pre-trial review is the first time you and the plaintiff will go to court for your case. It is an opportunity for you and the plaintiff to see if you can settle the case. If your case does not settle, the magistrate or registrar will make orders to get your case ready for hearing.


    Alert​​If the claim is about a consu​mer credit debt, such as a bank loan, credit card or car loan, you should consider External Dispute Resolution (EDR). There are lots of benefits of trying to resolve the dispute through EDR​, rather than through court. For more information, see External Dispute Resolution​.

    Preparing for the pre-trial review

    It is important that you prepare your case before going to court for the pre-trial review. Good preparation will save you time and stress. You should:

    • ​read your documents
    • your evidence
    • consider settlement.

    ​For more information, see Preparing for the pre-trial review​.

    Subpoenas

    A subpoena is a court order to a person or organisation to bring documents to the court on a certain date. 

    You might need a subpoena to get someone to bring documents that you need to court or to get a witness to come to court to give evidence.

    ​You cannot file and serve a subpoena unless the court has given you leave (permission) to do this. 

    If you want a subpoena, you should ask for permission at the pre-trial review. For more information, see Preparing for the pre-trial review​.

    Going to the pre-trial review 

    Going to the pre-trial review may be a confusing experience because it is the first time you go to court for your case.

    ​Knowing your case and being open to settlement discussions with the plaintiff may help move your case to hearing more quickly or even settle your dispute. For more information, see G​oing to the pre-trial review.

    Handy hintIf you move, or change your mailing address, at any time during your case, you must notify both the court and the plaintiff. You should do this by filling in Form 76- notice of change of address for service.