You say "You can present arguments orally ... " Well how do you correctly go about doing this? Do you say, "Excuse me your honour, may I clarify?" or do you just stand up and start talking (the way the Applicant has on several occasions.) What is the protocol for speaking in a hearing?
I see. This is good to know. In a previous case in which my brother accused me of stealing "his" car, I tried to tell the Judge that the car was registered in my mother's name. I also tried to show the Judge the registration in my mom's name but he wouldn't allow it. I now understand why. Thank you.
In your expertise, do you have any suggestions on how I may go about "asking politely" for the opportunity to speak. I am rather shy and it is hard for me to know when it is appropriate to get up.
P.S. Both the applicant and myself are self-represented.
Ok got it ... stand up, wait to be acknowledged, then "Your Honour, I would like to make a comment." ... that's what I'm gonna say.
I agree Court is very formal; but I was just wondering if you had any suggestions I could use in speaking to the Judge.