Family Law Dictionary - J
Judge - an elected official who is responsible for deciding matters on which you and the other parties in your case are unable to agree. A judge is a neutral person who is responsible for ensuring that your case is resolved in a manner which is fair, equitable, and legal. A judge is prohibited by law from giving you or the other party any legal advice, recommendations, or other assistance, and may not talk to either party unless both parties are present, represented, or at a properly scheduled hearing.
Judicial Assistant - the judge's personal staff assistant. This individual is responsible for scheduling all matters on the judges calendar such as hearings, and motions. When you call a judge this is the person you will speak with.