Who's who in court – Noise cases
This is a picture of how a courtroom might look for a noise case in the NSW Local Court.
1. Judicial officer
In the Local Court, this may be a registrar, magistrate or assessor.
The person who is making a claim.
2. Court Officer
This person helps the judicial officer.
The person who is defending a claim.
This is where the judicial officer sits. You should not go up to the bench unless asked. If you need to give documents to the judicial officer, the court officer will get them from you.
7. Bar table
This is the table where you should sit when your case is called.
4. Witness box or stand
This is where a witness will sit if they are asked to give oral evidence under oath.
This is where the public can sit. You should sit here while you wait for your case to start or if you want to listen to a court case.