G. Resource Centre for Unrepresented Litigants run by the Judiciary
The Resource Centre for Unrepresented Litigants provides assistance to unrepresented litigants who are parties to, or are about to commence, civil proceedings in the High Court or the District Court. The assistance provided at the Resource Centre is confined to procedural matters only. To maintain judicial impartiality, the staff will not give legal advice or make any comments on the merits of the case.
The Centre also provides the following services and facilities:
- Oaths and declaration services to the unrepresented litigants who need to file affidavits in preparing their cases;
- Guidance on filling in court forms and submission of court bundles;
- Computer terminals with access to the Judiciary website, interlinked with the websites of the Legal Aid Department and of other agencies offering free legal advice;
- Database of frequently asked questions raised by unrepresented litigants;
- Brochures introducing a broad outline of civil proceedings in the High Court and the District Court;
- Sample court forms;
- Videos on court procedures;
- Daily cause lists of the High Court and the District Court;
- Writing area and self-service photo-copying machines.
Proceedings relating to matrimonial, lands, employees' compensation and probate matters are not covered by the Resource Centre. These matters involve specialized rules and procedures. Procedural assistance on these matters can be obtained from the staff of the relevant Court Registries.
The Resource Centre is situated at Room LG105, Lower Ground Floor 1, High Court Building, 38 Queensway, Hong Kong. For more details about the Resource Centre, please visit the Judiciary's webpage or telephone 2825 0586.