How to address mail to a county court judge

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Sending a letter to a county court judge requires the use of certain established protocols. Depending on the circumstances, there also may be legal requirements associated with the manner in which you communicate with the judge. When corresponding with the court, you should demonstrate proper respect and not engage in any type of legally impermissible communication.

Address the letter appropriately. The proper manner to address a letter to a county court judge is:

The Honorable Susan Doe Judge County Court of Waterfall County Any City, Any State 00000

Use the proper salutation at the start of your letter:

Dear Judge Doe:

Make an appropriate reference to the opposing party in a "cc" at the bottom of the letter:

cc: Jame Roe, attorney at law

Refer to the judge as "Your Honor" or as "Judge Doe" as appropriate throughout the letter. Do not use "Ms. Doe" and certainly not "Susan" within the correspondence.

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