- May 7, 2009
I appeared before a judge, not a magistrate.It sounds to me that what you are referring to is service of process.
Corporations and organized groups have an individual or officer who receives notices for the organization.
Service of process has to be done correctly in order to give notice to the counterparty.
A few more points:
a) Codes are not law. Codes are a summary of statutes and acts at large. Statutes and acts are not law either. They have the force of law presumptively.
b) If you appeared before a "judge" in a court and there was no jury, you more than likely appeared before a magistrate. A magistrate is a puisine (lesser) judicial officer.
c) There is a very distinct difference between courts of record and courts not of record. Administrative courts, typically, are not courts of record.
d) You can hire your own court reporter to take notes of proceedings. Did you know that?
e) You can bring your own witnesses to the proceedings to sit in the gallery. They can each give affidavits of what they witnessed.
f) Did you appear in a court of justice or an administrative court? This question is important. Without giving me too many details what was the subject matter of proceedings?
Did you appear in a State court or a federal court?
Check in often with the clerk of court. Be sure to get a copy of the proceedings as soon as possible from that clerk.
I would have questions concerning the contract of employment you signed with the employer.
I would also have questions concerning if there were any clauses of binding arbitration within that contract.
More than likely, you were within an administrative proceedings which will be much different than courts at law.
it was a federal court.
I guess it was a court of justice, there was a court reporter.
I learned about hiring a court reporter when I fought for my children, and had to pay alot of cash to get them. I learned this on my own research, and hired a court reporter for every court session because if I had not, then I would have never been able to appeal to the higher courts. My dirty attorney didn't tell me that, but I had to operated around him, and I did it myself.
no, I was not in an administrative proceeding, I was in a court of law. I appealed to get out of that arm and did everything through the federal court. Now, had I not done my own research, I would have stayed within the administrative arm, but I learned that based on the nature of my case, I had the right to take it to a federal court.