When the hearing begins, each party may present an opening
statement which tells the judge what the party intends to prove.
Evidence: Each party can offer evidence to prove
its case. Evidence can be sworn testimony taken under oath at the
hearing or it can be documents or other items. To be admissible, evidence must
meet certain legal requirements. For example, evidence must relate
to the issues to be decided.
Filing Evidence: Documentary evidence, submitted
on 8 ½ X 11-inch paper, may be introduced at the hearing.
If you want to file documents into the record prior to the hearing,
you may fax, mail or deliver them to the Clerk's office. The address
and phone number for the Clerk is printed on the notice of hearing.
Documents are deemed filed on the date received by the Clerk if recieved by 5pm of a business day. If it is received after 5pm
it will be clocked in on the next business day.
Subpoenas: DAL has a sample Subpoena
Request Form which can be forwarded to you upon request. A party should
prepare the subpoena and submit it to the DAL. After processing,
the original subpoena will be returned to the party to have it served.
For complete information, please
call (225) 342-1800.