Over the years I've visited every
court house in Los Angeles county and
several in the surrounding counties. For the
most part, all of the court clerks have been
easy to work with. However, I have met a few
that were less than memorable.
In any event, the court house is still a
good way to obtain judgments to collect.
This is especially true if you have a court
house nearby. Therefore I'd like to give you
a few tips on how to make your visits as
productive as possible.
Mail the court a letter of introduction
- Prior to visiting the court house, you
should to introduce yourself and your
business to the court clerk supervisor. This
needs to be done in writing.
First, contact the court house and obtain
the name of the appropriate supervisor to
send the letter to. Your correspondence
should be typed on company letterhead and
include a business card.
In your letter explain to the supervisor
that you are judgment recovery consultant
and you need access to the case files to do
business. Additionally, request a regular
time to view the files. At the end of the
letter state that you will make a follow up
call to the supervisor to confirm the
arrangement. Definitely make the follow up
Judgment case files are public record
documents and the Freedom Of Information Act
guarantees your access to them. However,
using this approach displays your
professionalism and ensures you won't run
into any roadblocks.