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LawAccess NSW > Representing Yourself

Videos

There are a number of videos on this website that show you how to represent yourself in court. The information in the videos is intended as a guide to law and procedure only, and you should get legal advice about the circumstances of your case. ​

    ​Finding ​your courtroom

    Are you going to court but don't know what courtroom you will be in? This video will show you how to find which courtroom you should go to when you get to court.

    You can also read a transcript of this video Microsoft Word Icon(36 kb). 

    ​This video is available with the audio​​​ description.​

    To read more about going to court, go to: 

    Asking for an adjournment

    Are you going to court and think you need an adjournment? This video will show you: 

    • how to prepare for court
    • where to stand and what you call the registrar or magistrate 
    • how to ask the registrar or magistrate for an adjournment. ​​

    You can also read a transcript of this video Microsoft Word Icon(34 kb). 

    ​This video is available with the audio description.

    To read more about asking for an adjournment, go to: 

    Pleading guilty

    Are you going to court to plead guilty? This video will show you how to prepare, what to do in court and what to say.

    You can also read a transcript of this video Microsoft Word Icon(39 kb).

    ​This video is available with the audio description​.

    To read more about how to prepare for court, go to:

    Pleading not guilty

    Have you decided to plead not guilty? This video will show you: 

    • how to prepare for court
    • what to do and say at the mention.

    You can also read a transcript of this video Microsoft Word Icon(34 kb).

    ​​This video is also available with the audio description​.​

    To read more about pleading not guilty, go to:

    Presenting your case at a defended hearing

    Are you going to a hearing after pleading not guilty? These five videos will show you:

    • who speaks first and what to expect when the prosecutor asks their witnesses questions
    • tips for cross-examining a witness
    • how to give evidence at court and what happens during cross-examination
    • how to question your own witnesses when it's their turn to give evidence
    • how to sum up your case after all the evidence has been heard and how to tell the court why you think you are not guilty.
     You can also read a transcript of the above videos:

    These videos are available with the audio description:

    To read more about what happens at the hearing, go to:

    Responding to an application for an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO)

    Have you been served with an application for an Apprehended Violence Order (AVO)? These two videos will show you:

    • what your options are if you have been served with an application for an AVO and how to prepare for the mention at court
    • what it means to consent to an AVO without admissions and what can happen if you breach an AVO.

    You can also read a transcript of the above videos:

    These videos are also available with the audio description:

    To read more about what your options are if you have been served with an application for an AVO, go to:

    • Mention in the 'AVO' topic of this website.  

    Applying for an Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO)

    Are you applying for an Apprehended Domestiv Violence Order (ADVO)? This video will show you: 

    • what happens at court
    • how to get support from the Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (WDVCAS).

    You can also read a transcript of this video Microsoft Word Icon (34 kb).

    This video is available with the audio description

    To read more about going to court, go to:

    • Mention in the 'AVO' topic of this website.

    Small claims

    Do you have a case in the Small Claims Division of the Local Court? These two videos will show you:

    • how to preapre for the pre-trial review
    • where to stand and waht to say to the magistrate or registrar
    • how to preapre for the hearing
    • what can happen at a hearing, how to present your case and summarise your argument. 

    You can also read a transcript of the above videos:

    ​These videos are also available with the audio description:

    To read more, if you are a plaintiff in a small claims case, go to:

    to read more, if you are a defendant in a small claims case, go to: