What is Ex Parte Communication?

Black’s Law Dictionary defines ex parte as “on one side only; by or for one party; done for one party only.”

With few exceptions, the court rules require that all documents filed with the court be given to all other parties in the case so that the other parties have an opportunity to respond. It is improper for personnel to transmit information in writing and/or verbal to the Judge unless that information has been provided to the other parties in the case.

“Ex Parte” refers to situations in which only one party appears before a judge. Such meetings are often forbidden.

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