How do I look up court cases in Qld?
Search civil files (eCourts) Use the Supreme and District Courts’ eCourts party search facility to find file details based on the party name, file number and other criteria. Also find instructions on using the application and a list of the files currently available.
What cases are heard in the District Court Australia?
The District Court deals with serious criminal offences including serious assaults, sexual assaults, serious fraud and commercial theft, burglary and drug offences. The District Court also determines civil claims up to $750,000 and has unlimited jurisdiction in claims for damages for personal injury.
How many district courts are there in Queensland?
eight District Courts
There are eight District Courts throughout Queensland with about 40 District Court judges who are called ‘Your Honour’ in court. The District Court hears more than 7000 criminal and 1000 civil matters each year. District Court judges also visit regional centres periodically.
Are criminal case files public record?
Documents maintained in court case files are public records and subject to public inspection. California Rules of Court, Rule 2.400(a) states that all papers in the court files may be inspected by the public in the office of the clerk. all court records are presumed open.
What is the difference between local court and District Court?
There are some differences between Local Court and District Court. The main difference is that Local Court is heard by a magistrate with lawyers appearing for accused people, with no jury. District Court is when Judges, Barristers and juries play their role. Local courts are where all criminal matters are first heard.
What is the court hierarchy in Queensland?
What is the court hierarchy in Queensland? Our legal system has a range of courts and tribunals, including the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT), Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court of Queensland. The High Court of Australia is the highest court in every state and territory.
Where can I find the court decisions in Queensland?
Most are published on the Supreme Court Library Queensland website. There you’ll also find decisions from the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission. Note: Not all court decisions are published.
What do I need to know about criminal cases in Queensland?
This includes all criminal offences, indictable offences, summary offences, traffic offences, applications for special hardship orders and applications for work licences. Important: Cases with legislative and / or court ordered suppression of information (including domestic and family violence matters) are not displayed.
What are the daily law lists in Queensland?
The daily law lists include important information for jurors, including which panel and number range of jurors needs to attend court for the following day’s proceedings. You can find out what’s on in Queensland’s Supreme and District courthouses through the daily law lists.
How to search a court file in Brisbane?
Apply to search and copy certain documents used in civil and criminal cases in the Supreme and District Courts, or Brisbane Magistrates Court. To search or copy Magistrates Court records held outside the Brisbane CBD, contact the relevant Magistrates Court registry. Apply to search and copy Court of Appeal documents and exhibits.