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Approaching the court

Going to court can be a daunting, or invigorating, experience. The nature of the court system is intimidating and can be isolating for activists.

However, going into court with an understanding of what to expect, coupled with knowledge of why you're there, can make it a politically effective part of the campaign.

The legal system is a complex array of courts, state and federal parliaments with confusing jargon and immense power to change and enforce laws, and imprison, fine or otherwise penalise people.

Contained in this section is some introductory information to help you understand the language and sequence of events involved in a court case.

Also see Strategies for court section.