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Who's who in court - General protections dismissal cases

This is a picture of how a courtroom might look for a general protections dismissal case in the Federal Circuit Court.


Image of how the courtroom might look for a general protections case in the Federal Magistrates Court

 


 

1

Judge

4

Applicant

 

In general protections dismissal cases at the Federal Circuit Court this is a judge. You should call them 'Your Honour'.

 

The person who made the general protections dismissal application.
The applicant usually sits on the left. When they speak to the judge they should stand up.

2

Associate

5

Respondent

 

This person helps the judge.
If you need to give documents to the judge, the associate will get them from you.

 

The person who is responding to a general protections dismissal application.
The respondent usually sits on the right.

3

Witness box or stand

6

Bar table

 

This is where a witness will sit if they are asked to give oral evidence, under oath.

 

This is the table where parties involved in a case should sit.